There have been 13 reports of accidents and six injuries related to the potential defect.

If you have a Ford Explorer, there is an important safety recall you need to take note of. Ford Motor Company has announced a recall for Ford Explorer, model years 2013 to 2017. The cars could have a problem with the rear suspension that could cause an accident. There have been 13 reports of accidents and six injuries related to the potential defect. The recall affects more than 375,000 cars that were assembled in a Chicago plant and sold in the U.S. and Canada. Vehicles that are subject to the recall will be repaired by a local dealer at no charge to the customer. 

The recall on the Ford Explorer is voluntary and is related to corrosion that could occur on vehicles exposed to wet weather. Cars impacted have experienced corrosion on the outboard section of the suspension toe link. The rear toe link may fracture and cause a loss of steering control that could cause a crash. Ford Motor Company will inspect the torque and cross-axis ball joint and replace the parts if they are faulty.

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer, courtesy Ford Motor Company

Ford Explorers built in the Chicago assembly plant from Sept. 4, 2012, to Jan. 25, 2017, model years 2013 to 2017, may be impacted. To find out if your car is subject to the recall, visit and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN). You can also visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and use the agency’s recall lookup tool

According to NHSTA, last year 966 safety recalls were issued for more than 53 million vehicles. Recalls for Takata airbags, Harbor Freight jack stands, and Denso fuel pumps are just of few of the millions of products recalled last year. Each year, Americans fail to get recall repairs completed, potentially endangering themselves and other motorists. You can check for potential recalls on your vehicle by downloading the SaferCar app. The free app can scan your vehicle’s VIN number and will send you an alert when a recall is issued.