Ford Motor Company is in the middle of the latest in a recent string of recalls this year, this time involving its high-selling 2019 Expeditions and 2019 Lincoln Navigators. The issue is in a rear toe link fastener that, if disconnected, could increase the risk of driving the car. This is the same defective component that caused the massive recall of over 1.2 million Explorers in June.
Ford also announced a recall for select 2015-17 model Transits, due to a potential drive-shaft-related issue.
Other Recent Ford Recalls
Ford has implemented over half a dozen recalls in the past five months, including one in which improperly assembled seat-backs in models of the Ford Explorer, Expedition, F-Series, F-150, and Lincoln Aviator. That specific seat was being questioned for its ability to properly restrain passengers during a crash.
A different recall, largely South Carolina based, was due to Ford’s history with Takata airbags. The faulty airbags have been cited in multiple deaths due to their tendency to project metal shards at passengers during accidents.
Cars belonging to older and younger drivers tend to be at higher risk of containing a defective component, as those two demographics tend to get their cars serviced and check for recalls at a lower rate than those in early- to mid-adulthood.
How Should Ford Owners Proceed
Drivers and owners of Ford’s should check their vehicle identification number and ensure that their car is safe to drive. Repairs for active recalls are free at dealerships and should never be neglected.