Reversing hazards on Focus /Mondeo - henry k
Just had a £200+ bill for damage to a Focus rear suspension.
Apparently the Tiebar / knuckle was bent.
My trusted independant says it is quite a common problem on Focus and Mondeos.
Probably caused by reversing into a kerb. Not me ! is the response in the household so no idea when/how it happened.
It is very easy to see the effect. One rear wheel was much closer to the front of the wheel arch than the other.
The tiebar was in effect a flattened S shape instead of being straight.
So beware reverse with care!
 

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