Recalls affect over 200,000 vehicles.

Ford has announced a series of recalls affecting hundreds of thousands of vehicles in North America.

The first recall affects the 2011-2012 F-150, the 2012 Expedition, the 2012 Mustang, and the 2012 Lincoln Navigator.  The automaker says the models could have an issue with the "output speed sensor on the vehicle’s transmission lead frame."  Ford goes on to say that under certain conditions, the transmission could temporary downshift into first gear and cause the rear tires to lock up or slide.  Three accidents have been reported as a result of the issue and 201,900 vehicles are affected.

The second recall affects 81,036 2014-2015 Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles.  The crossovers could have poorly welded rear suspension toe links which could fracture and cause difficulty steering or a complete loss of control.  Only one accident has been reported but one person was injured as a result.

Ford is well known for tire woes so it only seems fitting that certain 2016 F-Series Super Duty trucks are being recalled to inspect and possibly replace its tires.  Ford says the tires could have been damaged by a conveyor during the assembly process.  No accidents or injuries have been reported but the recall affects 2,596 trucks built between April 5th and April 10th of this year.

Speaking of 2016 models, approximately 40 2016 Fusions are being recalled because the driver's seat mounting bracket attachment may have been improperly welded to seat track rail.

Last but not least, Ford is recalling 199 vehicles to replace the driver airbag module which could be missing a "chemical enhancer for the second-stage airbag deployment."  The recall affects a handful of models including the Flex, Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and Mercury Sable.

Check out the press release for additional information

Source: Ford

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