Ford Explorer recall: Some SUVs can roll away while in park

Files posted by U.S. protection regulators say Ford has had 235 guarantee statements owing to the challenge. The business suggests it is familiar with of no crashes or injuries.

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is recalling additional than a quarter-million Explorer SUVs in the U.S. mainly because they can roll absent unexpectedly when shifted into park.

The remember covers specified 2020 via 2022 Explorers with 2.3-liter engines, as well as 3-liter and 3.3-liter hybrids and the 3-liter ST. Also incorporated are 2020 and 2021 Explorer Police hybrids and individuals with 3.3-liter gas engines.

Files posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators say that a rear axle mounting bolt can fracture and bring about the push shaft to disconnect. If that occurs, the SUVs can roll absent even if they are positioned in park gear, with out the parking brake on.

The paperwork say Ford has 235 guarantee claims owing to the trouble. The enterprise states it is aware of no crashes or injuries.

Dependent on the design, sellers will substitute a bushing and the axle go over, or they will update electronic parking brake software package. Proprietors will be notified by mail commencing June 6.

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Before this month, Ford issued two recalls masking over 737,000 automobiles to resolve oil leaks and trailer braking devices that will not do the job.

The oil leak recall incorporates the 2020 as a result of 2022 Ford Escape SUV and the 2021 and 2022 Bronco Activity SUV with 1.5-Liter engines. A housing can crack and oil can leak on to engine parts, which can create a fireplace hazard.

According to Reuters, Ford received stories of at the very least 8 fires that might be relevant to the issue, but no injuries or crashes were being caused. 

Sellers will replace the housing if necessary.

The trailer braking remember features F-150 pickups from 2021 and 2022, as properly as the 2022 F-250, 350, 450 and 550. Also protected are the 2022 Maverick pickup, and Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs.

A software error can quit trailers from braking, raising the chance of a crash. Ford obtained at minimum 67 reports of difficulties that could be brought on by the error, but no accidents or crashes, Reuters documented. 

Dealers will update brake management software. Entrepreneurs will be notified of the two remembers starting off April 18.