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2014-16 Ford Explorer & Taurus, 2014 Edge Recalled Over Link Shaft Bracket

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.

Affected vehicles:

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:

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Rick S.

    What is a “link shaft bracket”, the failure of which has resulted in recent recalls by Ford?

  2. The Gentle Grizzly

    Will Ford inspect the toe link thingies in the rear suspension while the car is up on the hoist?


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