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Ford orders recall of Explorer SUVs that can roll away while parked

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  • Ford is recalling Explorer SUVs that can roll away while parked.
  • The recall covers certain Ford Explorer trucks from 2020 to 2022 with 2.3-liter engines among others.
  • More than a quarter of a million vehicles are included in the Ford recall.

Watch out for the most recent vehicle recall. Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than a quarter of a million Explorer SUVs in the United States because they can unexpectedly roll away while in park, according to The Associated Press.

The recall covers certain 2020 to 2022 Ford Explorer trucks with 2.3-liter engines, as well as 3- and 3.3-liter hybrids and the 3-liter ST. Also included are the 2020 and 2021 Explorer Police hybrids and those with 3.3-liter gasoline engines.

Ford orders recall of more than a quarter of a million vehicles

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Documents released on Friday, April 29, by US safety regulators say a rear axle mounting bolt can fracture and cause the driveshaft to disengage. If that happens, SUVs can roll away if they are shifted into park, without the parking brake on.

Documents say Ford has 235 warranty claims due to the issue, however the company said it was not aware of any crashes or injuries linked to the failure of the affected vehicles.

What can affected customers expect?

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Depending on the model, dealers will either replace a hub and axle cover, or update the electronic parking brake software. Owners will be notified by mail beginning June 6.

Likewise, the company stated that any repairs required due to the Ford Motor Company recall will be done at no cost to the vehicle owner. Similarly, if a person finds out about the recall after the problem has been fixed, under current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guidelines, they may be entitled to a refund. To request a refund, submit your original paid receipts to the Service Manager at your local Ford dealer.

The post Ford orders recall of Explorer trucks that can roll while parked appeared first on Mundo Hispánico.

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