Ford recalling 1.2M SUVs over steering risk

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Ford recalling 1.2M SUVs over steering risk
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Ford Motor Company on Wednesday issued a recall covering 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. over a potential suspension defect that could lead to reduced steering control. 

The automaker announced that the recall covers Explorer sport utility vehicles models from 2011 to 2017.

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The vehicles are in danger of a fractured rear suspension toe link that could diminish steering control and increase the risk of a crash.

Ford noted that one customer said their Explorer hit a curb when the toe link broke, adding that it is not aware of any injuries.

The automaker said it will spend $180 million to fix the problem.

The company also announced two smaller recalls Wednesday related to calibration and engine issues with some trucks.

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