The Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for 15,587 vehicles because of a part failure that may increase the crash risk while driven or parked. The faulty part, called a link shaft bracket, has been shown to fracture from normal vibrations caused by driving due to a design flaw.
Once the link shaft bracket has fractured, the driver may be unable to put the vehicle into park. This can cause the vehicle to roll away. The fractured part can also cause the engine to lose power while in motion. Both scenarios may increase the chances of a collision, hence the recall.
Vehicles Affected by This Recall
- 2014, 2015, and 2016 Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer SUVs manufactured between November 1, 2013 – December 23, 2015.
- 2014 Ford Edge SUVs built between November 2, 2014 – December 23, 2014.
Is Your Vehicle Affected?
You can verify your vehicle’s inclusion by visiting the NHTSA website and entering your 17-digit VIN number. The NHTSA campaign number associated with this recall is 20V692. If no information is listed for your vehicle, it is not included in any recalls. You can also contact the manufacturer directly via its customer service line: 1-866-436-7332. The recall number provided by the Ford Motor Company is 20S63.
Owners of vehicles affected by this recall will be invited to bring their car into a local dealership for a replacement part. Replacement parts are currently being manufactured; owners are expected to receive notifications as soon as parts become available.
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