Ford Motor Company has issued two safety recalls in North America.
One recall is for select 2014-16 Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer and 2014 Ford Edge vehicles. Ford says the link shaft bracket may fracture after long-term use as a result of vehicle vibrations.
This could cause a loss of motive power while driving or a loss of park function. Ford says it is not aware of any related accidents or injuries.
The recall affects 15,587 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, and 367 in Canada. Affected vehicles include:
- 2014-16 Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant from Nov. 1, 2013, to Dec. 23, 2015
- 2014 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant from Nov. 1 to Dec. 23, 2014
Dealers will replace the link shaft bracket. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S63.
A second recall was issued for select 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles.
Eighteen of the affected vehicles were produced with a driveshaft that may fracture along the weld seam. Defective driveshafts could lose the mechanical connection between the transfer case and rear axle, which may result in unintended vehicle movement and/or loss of motive power.
Defective driveshafts may also deform and separate from the driveline and potentially contact the fuel tank, increasing the risk of fuel leaks and/or fire. Ford says it is not aware of any related accidents, injuries or fires.
The recall affects 10,905 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 1,291 in Canada and 102 in Mexico. Affected vehicles were built at Chicago Assembly Plant Aug. 24 to Sept. 30, 2019. Dealers will inspect the driveshaft label and replace the driveshaft as needed. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S65.