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

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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: www.safecar.gov

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Written by Edward Snitkoff

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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