Ford Motor Company is recalling select Lincoln Nautilus crossovers over a problem with the rear shock absorbers.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the rear shock absorbers may have been manufactured incorrectly, which can result in damage to the rear brake hose, rear axle half shaft, wheel speed sensor, and/or stabilizer bar end links.
The hazards: a damaged brake hose can extend the distance required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.
Components: rear shocks
Affected vehicles: select 2023 Lincoln Nautilus models built at the Oakville Assembly plant between February 20th, 2023 and March 9th, 2023.
Number of vehicles affected: 366
The fix: dealers will inspect and replace the rear shocks, rear brake hoses, rear wheel speed sensor, and rear half shafts as necessary, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on July 31st, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S32.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S32
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.nhtsa.gov
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