Ford Motor Company is recalling select units of the 2014-2016 Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer as well as the 2014 Ford Edge over an issue with the link shaft bracket that may cause a loss of motive power or a loss of park function, which could in turn lead to unintended vehicle movement.
The defect: affected models are equipped with a link shaft bracket that could fracture due to certain vehicle vibrations after long-term use.
The hazards: the affected vehicles may lose power while driving or unintentionally move while parked. Either scenario increases the risk of an injury or a crash.
Ford Motor Company is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.
Components: link shaft bracket.
- 2014-2016 Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer vehicles built at the Ford Chicago Assembly plant from November 1st, 2013, to December 23rd, 2015
- 2014 Ford Edge vehicles built at the Ford Oakville Assembly plant from November 1st, 2014 to December 23rd, 2014
Number of vehicles affected: 15,954 combined units of the Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer, and Ford Edge, with:
- 15,587 units in the U.S. and federal territories
- 367 units in Canada
The fix: dealers will replace the link shaft bracket.
Owners should: wait for the recall notice to arrive by mail, and contact their local Ford dealer with any questions.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S63
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov