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Over 250K Ford Explorer SUVs Recalled Due to Rollaway Risk

ford reminds of 2020-2022 researcher SUVs due to a drive shaft separation issue. According to an April 20 document from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (pdf) a total of 252,936 vehicles are part of this campaign.

“On some of the affected vehicles, the rear axle mounting bolt may fracture during vehicle acceleration,” NHTSA said in a statement. “If the rear axle bolt breaks, the driveshaft half-shafts can become separated, resulting in a loss of the transmission torque to the rear wheels needed to hold the vehicle in park. If the parking brake is not engaged, the loss of the primary shaft das Parking torque allows the vehicle to roll in park, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries.

The vehicles affected include the 2020-2021 Explorer Police SUV both with gas and with hybrid drives as well as with the 2020-2022 Explorer 2.3L RWD, Explorer hybrid, Explorer plug-in hybrid and Explorer ST. As of December 2019, there have been 235 warranty claims related to rear axle bolts, according to NHTSA.

According to NHTSA, Ford dealers will either replace the Explorer’s bushing axle cover or update the electronic parking brake software, depending on the model. Ford is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to this issue.

To check if your vehicle is affected by this (or any other) recall, please visit CNET’s practical guide.

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