DEARBORN, MI (WENY) – Ford Motor Company is recalling more than a quarter-million Explorer SUVs in the U.S. because they can roll away unexpectedly while shifted into park.
The recall covers certain 2020 through 2022 Explorers with 2.3-liter engines, 3-liter, 3.3-liter hybrids, and the 3.3-liter ST.
Also included are 2020 and 2021 Explorer Police hybrids, and those with 3.3-liter gas engines. The U.S. safety regulators say a rear axle mounting bolt can fracture and cause the driveshaft to disconnect.
If that happens, the SUVs can roll away even if they are placed in park without the parking brake on. Ford has 235 warranty claims due to the problem.
No injuries have been reported.