Start Ford warns of safety recall and withdraws more than 250,000 SUVs due to a defect in the rear axle mounting bolt that points to a technical failure and prevents it from parking

Ford warns of safety recall and withdraws more than 250,000 SUVs due to a defect in the rear axle mounting bolt that points to a technical failure and prevents it from parking

May 13, 2022 2:46 pm to 2:46 pm
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SUV recall alert comes after Ford announced the layoff of 580 US employees to boost its reorganize its combustion engine business and boost electric vehicle production.

The multinational Ford Motor has ordered the withdrawal of more than 250,000 Explorer SUVs from the market, due to damage that causes the vehicles to move, even when they are parked. The recall alert comes after the automaker presented its results for the first quarter of the year and announced the layoff of 580 employees in the US to increase its production of electric vehicles.

According to Ford, the damage causes one of the rear axle mounting bolts to break, causing the transmission to disconnect.

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When that happens, SUVs can move if they don't have the parking brake on, according to documents published by US safety regulators.

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According to a report by the Fox Business, Ford has already received 235 warranty claims for this issue, according to the safety documents. In some cases, the American automaker may replace a hub and axle cover or update the electronic parking brake software to resolve the issue.

Buyers affected by this issue will start receiving emails from June 6th. So far, Ford has received no reports of accidents or people injured by these damage.

Ford lays off 580 US employees to reorganize its combustion engine business and boost its electric vehicle production

Ford's ambitious plans to expand its electric vehicle market are not good news for the 580 US employees who were laid off at the end of April.

The shipowner detailed that the cut applied to 350 salaried employees and 230 who were part of external agencies.

"We continue to align the team around the critical skills needed to deliver our products, services and the Ford+ plan," the automaker said in a statement.

The decision was taken from the implementation of the Ford+ strategy, with which the company seeks to reorganize its combustion engine business and strengthen its electric motors area.

It was precisely in the areas of engineering that the cuts were applied almost entirely, following the shift to a greater commitment to electric motors, both for cars and vans.

Ford explained that the decision was made based on the different needs needed to produce this type of engine. “As part of the ongoing management of our business, we will continue to align our team to meet our future business needs and plans,” the automaker added.

At layoffs of nearly 600 employees began to be implemented, immediately after the company issued a statement and announced a net loss of US$ 3.1 billion in the first quarter of the year.


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