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Ford Recall Issued For Select Flex, Taurus SHO, And Lincoln MKT Vehicles For A Suspension Defect

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A Ford recall has been issued that covers select 2013 through 2018 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus SHO, Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan, and Lincoln MKT vehicles. This Ford recall isn’t to be confused with the one that was issued back in December that covered the Lincoln MKZ for a seatbelt issue. The vehicles covered in this recall may have a suspension issue that involves the rear toe link installed in the cars from the factory.

The defect: Ford says that affected vehicles that are exposed to frequent full rear suspension articulation (jounce and rebound) may experience a fractured rear suspension toe link.

The hazards: a fractured rear toe link while driving increases the risk of a crash. Ford says that it is unaware of any accident or injury relating to this condition for covered vehicles.

Affected components: rear suspension toe link.

Affected vehicles: 2013-2018 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, September 12th, 2011, to June 1st, 2017 and 2013-2018 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan and Ford Taurus SHO Performance Pack equipped vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, August 25th, 2011, to June 1st, 2017.

Number of vehicles affected: the recall affects 211,207 vehicles in the United States and federal territories along with another 15,281 vehicles in Canada and 1,396 vehicles in Mexico.

The fix: dealers will replace the left and right rear suspension toe links with new forged toe links.

Owners should: contact the local Ford dealer or Ford customer service.


  • Ford Recall Number: 20S04
  • Ford Customer Service: 1-800-392-3673
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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