Is It Safe to Use Used Ford Rims on Your Car?


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Ford rims are safe except for those used on the 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan because the vehicle's 17-inch wheels may fall off. The wheel studs break, causing the car to vibrate and the wheel to fall off. Incorrectly built wheel mounting pads or rear disc brakes may cause this problem because they cannot support the vehicle's weight. Ford issued a recall for 129,000 of these vehicles in late 2011.

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Ford had six reported cases of wheels falling off vehicles due to these problems as of September 30, 2011. One incident involved a front wheel while the other five cases involved rear wheels. The recall only affects vehicles with service steel wheels and not those with alloy wheels.

People may buy Ford rims directly from Ford. Aluminum rims range in size from 16 inches to 20 inches. People choose from a variety of colors, including beige, silver and black with high-gloss, chromed or polished finishes. Prices range from $214.29 for a 16-inch 10-spoke alloy aluminum rim to $2,3017.14 for a 20-inch polished forged aluminum rim as of January 2016. Ford allows website users to narrow their searches for rims by vehicle model and year, or they may browse the list of available rims.

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