If you drive a Ford manufactured since 1999, you might expect to be notified of a recall sometime soon. The automaker has issued a series of recalls for more than six different models including the Windstar, Expedition, F-150, Mustang, and Lincoln Navigator.
Ford recalled 9,400 model year 1998-2003 Windstar vehicles because the rear axles can crack. Ford also recalled more than 23,000 model year 1999-2003 Windstar vehicles sold or registered in Virginia because a “separation of a front lower control rear attaching braket may result in lower control arm separation. A separation of both front subframe rear body mounts may result in a separation of the steering intermediate shaft, which could result in the loss of steering control,” according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you are still driving a 1998 Ford Windstar, this might be the least of your car problems.
Ford also recalled 2012 Ford Expeditions, 2011 and 2012 and Ford F150 pickups, 2012-2013 Mustangs, and 2012 Lincoln Navigators due to malfunctioning backup lights. The recall
applies to about 10,500 vehicles.
Chrysler recalled about 130 model year 2012 Ram trucks due to incorrectly sized spare tire, which could activate the stability control system and increase the risk of a crash.
Consumer Media Network reported on May 7 earlier this week that Chrysler Group also announced a recall of 127,350 Charger and 300 Series vehicles in the US and Canada. The vehicles are 2011-12 models and could possibly have problems with its electrical stability control and anti-lock braking system.
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