Ford recalls nearly 1,200 Everest, Explorer SUVs

By Pham Trung   November 20, 2023 | 11:18 pm PT
Ford has recalled 1,182 Everest and Explorer SUVs in Vietnam for engine control module software failure and a rearview camera display error.

The Everest recall involves 185 vehicles, all produced at Ford’s factory in Thailand between June 28, 2022, and April 4 this year.

The American carmaker said the software failure causes the AdBlue warning light, which indicates the car could drive another 2,400 km before the liquid needs to be refilled, flashes 500 km earlier.

A software update, which takes around 20 minutes, would fix the issue, it said.

AdBlue is an additive injected into the exhaust system to reduce the harmful NOx gas the car emits, helping the Everest meet Euro 5 emission standards.

A tank lasts 10,000-15,000 km.

The other recall involves 997 Explorer cars imported from the U.S. and manufactured between Oct. 19, 2018, and May 2, 2023.

They have faulty camera control software which causes the central screen to display a blue mark or turn blue/black when in reverse or when the 360-degree mode is on.

To fix the problem, a new rearview camera and wiring and a software update are needed, which should take about 60 minutes.

Ford earlier recalled 1,870 Transit vans assembled between July 22, 2022, and March 17, 2023, for defective steering column components.

Bolts and screws used to connect the steering shaft to the steering wheel could be loose, leading to a loose steering wheel or unusual noises in certain situations.

In the long run, the bolts could fall out, causing the driver to lose control and even crash.

The recall started in Aug. 21 and will last three years.

The faulty vans are fixed in 20 minutes.

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