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Ford recalls 280,000+ vehicles - Is yours on the list?

Ford recalls 280,000+ vehicles - Is yours on the list?
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Have you heard? Ford has recalled nearly 210,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks.
While they made this big announcement this morning, a lot of people are still confused about which cars are being recalled, and why. We've got all the information about the recall that you need to know, including photos, so you know if your car, SUV or truck is on the list.

1. Transmission recall

Ford has recalled the hugely popular F-150 pickup trucks (2011 and 2012) because of a software glitch that can cause the car to suddenly shift down into first gear. That's dangerous, especially if you're driving at full speed.

This recall also affects 2012 SUV models Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, as well as the muscle car Ford Mustang.

Ford F-150

2. Rear suspension recall

The 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorers and Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles have been recalled to replace rear suspension toe links due to poor weld quality. Without repair, it could cause rear suspension noise, difficulty steering or loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a collision.

Ford Explorer

3. Tire recall

Another safety recall affects 2016 Ford F-Series Super Duty tires, which could have been damaged during the assembly process, resulting in sidewall damage. Tires could rupture and suffer air loss, which may result in blowout.

4. Airbag recall

Ford is also recalling 200 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Mercury Sable vehicles (2007-2012) due to a faulty airbag module, resulting in the failure of second-stage deployment, which might cause more serious injuries. This does not affect the initial deployment.

5. Driver seat track assembly recall

Forty 2016 Ford Fusion vehicles have been recalled to replace the driver seat track assembly. The seat mounting bracket attached to the seat track rail in some vehicles may have been improperly welded, resulting in reduced seat track strength. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

Note: To see if any of these recalls affect your vehicle, click here.

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Source: CNBC
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