The company is recalling 1,666 of its 2021 Bronco Sport models due to the rear suspension units that may not be installed correctly.
“The 2021 affected Ford Bronco sports cars were produced with rear suspension units that may not be fully insured by the subframe,” the automaker said New release. “Rear suspension units with loose or missing bolts may affect the vehicle’s stability, increasing the risk of an accident, and may lead to decreased rear-collision performance, increasing the risk of injury.”
The recall affects 1,640 cars in the United States and federal territories, 24 in Canada and two in Mexico. The vehicles were manufactured in Mexico at the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly plant from July 22 to November 24, 2020.
Ford said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this case. Dealers will confirm that the rear suspension bolts are properly secured and have them replaced, if necessary.
Additionally, Ford is issuing a recall for 154,224 vehicles that may contain the Takata airbag units were previously recalled Installed as part of collision or theft repairs.
According to a Ford investigation, 1,117 vehicles that received collision or theft repairs may have used the old Takata airbag unit after retrieval was completed, including 1,067 vehicles in the United States and Federal Territories, 49 in Canada and one in Mexico. Models affected by recall include:
- 2004-11 Ford Ranger
- 2005-14 Ford Mustang
- 2006 Ford GT
- 2008-12 Ford Fusion
- 2009-11 Mercury Milan
- 2010-12 Lincoln MKZ
- 2007-10 Ford Edge
- 2007-10 Lincoln MKX
Meanwhile, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking Ford to recall 153,107 Ranger models 2004-06 that may have been repaired with an aging Takata airbag before it was towed, including 144,340 vehicles produced in the United States and Federal Territories, 8,762 Vehicles in Canada and five in Mexico.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this issue. Customers will receive notifications beginning in the week of March 8th to visit their dealer for an inspection and, if necessary, receive an airbag pump replacement.