James LipmanCar and Driver
- Ford has issued two recalls, including one for the 2014 to 2016 Taurus and Explorer as well as the 2014 Edge, and another for the 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator.
- There are 15,587 vehicles affected in the first recall and 10,905 being recalled in the second.
- In both recalls, if the affected parts fail, it can lead to a loss of power while driving or unintentional vehicle movement while the vehicle is stopped.
Ford has issued two separate recalls today, including one for the 2014 to 2016 Taurus and Explorer as well as the 2014 Edge, and another for the 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator. The first recall, for a total of 15,587 U.S. vehicles, is to replace a link shaft bracket that could fracture and lead to a loss of power while driving or cause the parking function to fail leading to the vehicle rolling while in park. The second recall of the 2020 models, for a total of 10,905 U.S. vehicles, is for a driveshaft that could fracture along a welding seam, causing either unintentional vehicle movement or a loss of power when driving.
The defective driveshaft could also separate from the driveline, potentially then hitting the fuel tank and leading to a risk of fire, Ford said. Of the recalled 2020 Explorers and Aviators, Ford said that it has identified 18 vehicles that have the defective driveshaft. In a press release, Ford also said that it is unaware of any accidents that have resulted from either of the recalled parts.
Dealers will replace the link shaft brackets on the recalled vehicles and will inspect the drivetrain of those affected vehicles and replace them as needed. Owners of vehicles on the list should go the NHTSA website or NHTSA’s new recall app to see if their vehicle is involved in the recall.
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