Ford Motor Company announced three safety recalls on July 16th affecting F-350 Super Duty, Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles. The recalls cover 850,630 vehicles primarily sold in the North American market. The lion’s share of the recalls, close to 775,000 vehicles are for cross-axis ball joints for model year 2013-17 Ford Explorers. Just shy of 40,000 model year 2020-21 F-350 Super-Duty pickups equipped with the 6.7-liter engine and a single rear axle are being recalled as well. The recall involves a rear axle housing spring seat interface weld issue. Finally, 40,995 model year 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviators equipped with the 3.0 liter gas engine are being recalled, the recall involves the Aviators battery cable wire harness coming in contact with the air-conditioner compressor pulley, potentially causing a fire risk.

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