The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a recall for several Explorer vehicles, because of some problems with the steering gears.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 300 units of the Ford Explorer will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the steering gears fixed. The NHTSA says that the affected gears can lock and the driver will be unable to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
“The affected gears may lock, preventing the driver from being able to steer the vehicle”, said the NHTSA in its statement, adding the fact that “the inability to steer the vehicle increases the risk of a crash”.
Ford isn’t aware of any reports received of crashes and injuries related to this problem. The recall is expected to begin on the 24th of January, 2014. Owners of the Ford Explorer will be notified by the carmaker and the company’s dealership network will to the necessary fixes / replacements, free of charge. The Ford Explorers in question are from the 2011-2012 model year. For extra details on the affected vehicles owners can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or Ford at 1-800-392-3673.