Ford is recalling a total of 211,207 vehicles in the United States due to over a rear suspension fracture in the toe link. Some of the models affected by the recall are the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, Taurus SHO, as well as the Ford Taurus Police Interceptors from the 2013-2018 model years.
According to the automaker, the toe link fracture may occur if a vehicle often experiences jounce and rebound while the car is running. This increases the risk of a crash, especially for those who are driving over harsh road conditions.
Ford said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries that may have been related to the problem, but it advised owners of affected vehicles to bring their cars to the nearest dealership for repairs.
To fix the issue, Ford dealers are instructed to install new left- and right-hand rear suspension toe links. The new parts that will be installed are going to be forged, so they can withstand repeated jounce and rebound.
Ford has not released a specific date when customers can expect recall notifications, but it’s going to be soon. Owners are advised to keep an eye on their mailboxes.