Ford Motor Company – Fastener Connecting Knuckle and Strut May Be Loose

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2023 Explorer vehicles. The right-front lower fastener connecting the steering knuckle and strut may be loose or missing.

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20240208
NHTSA ID 24V091000
Consequence Summary A loose or missing connection between the knuckle and strut can cause improper tire alignment, resulting in a steering pull or require increased steering effort. Additionally, the brake hose may contact the tire and become damaged, resulting in a brake fluid leak and a loss of braking ability. Either of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action Dealers will inspect the fasteners, and tighten or install them as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 04, 2024. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 24S04.
Recall Code 24S04
Potentially Affected 118
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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