Important Safety Recall: 2011-2019 Ford Explorers
Recalls. Will they ever end? Well, every week we hear about new recalls. That's right - several recalls, not just one recall.
Ford has had three recalls for January 2024. Cars.com reported a recall from Ford for close to 113,000 F-150s from 2021 to 2023 that are equipped with the Trailer Tow Max Duty Package and a 9.75-inch heavy-duty axle with a three-quarter float axle design.
The reason for the recall is due to the rear axle hub bolt, which may fatigue and break, possibly resulting in damage to the axle hub splines.
The second January recall according to Cars.com, is for Ford Focus cars from 2016 to 2018 and EcoSport SUVs from 2018 to 2022, due to the possibility that the oil pump drive belt or drive belt tensioner may fail. causing an engine stall and a loss of power braking assist.
The latest recall is for 1,889,110 Ford Explorers from 2011 to 2019 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall is due to "A-pillar trim retention clips that may not be properly engaged, allowing the trim to detach."
A-pillar retention clips hold the trim that covers the Explorer's roof supports by the windshield. The trim piece can fall off if not properly engaged, which then becomes a road hazard and increases the risk of a crash to the driver and others on the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that the A-pillar trim will be inspected by the dealer and replaced free of charge. Owners of these vehicles will be notified around March 13, 2024, and a second letter will notify them when the remedy is available.
For more information, contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. The recall number is 24S02.
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