Ford to recall over 5,000 SUVs from Chinese market due to support bracket defect

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Ford Motor Company (China) will recall 5,234 Edge vehicles from the Chinese market, according to the country's top quality watchdog.

The recall, set to begin on Feb. 22, 2021, will involve imported Edge SUVs manufactured between Nov. 1 and Dec. 23, 2014, read a statement on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

The automaker said the support bracket for the SUV's front-drive axle half shaft could crack and fail in long-term use, according to the statement.

The failed bracket could result in the loss of motive power while driving. The vehicle could also lose parking function which can cause unintended movement, read the statement.

Dealers will replace the link shaft bracket free of charge for the recalled vehicles, it read.

 

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Editor: Gao Han