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Ford Explorer (2012 – 2017)

Published on 08. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Corrosion of the bearing pin in the bearing bush can increase the frictional resistance of the bearing to such an extent that the vertical forces occurring are absorbed by the track rod itself. As a result, the track rod of the rear suspension system may break reducing the steering control of the vehicle and increasing the risk of an accident.

The Ford Explorer vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 9 April 2012 and 30 September 2017.

Ford recall code: 21S32
Affected models: Explorer
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 786,456

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00555/22

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Type of alert Serious
Make Ford
Model Explorer
Production period 9. 4. 2012 - 30. 9. 2017
Risk Accident
Type/number of model Passenger cars, without type approval numbers because they are grey import vehicles.
Country of origin USA
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20220408



What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Ford dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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