Ford has issued a recall on certain 2020-2022 Explorers because the rear axle horizontal mounting bolt may fracture and cause the driveshaft to disconnect.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 238,000 vehicles are involved in the recall which can increase the risk of a crash.
A disconnected driveshaft can result in a loss of drive power or a vehicle rollaway if that parking brake is not applied. Either of those scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
Dealers will replace the subframe bushing and rear axle bolt. They will also inspect the rear axle cover for damage near the bolt hole location and replace with a new cover if any damage is found. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 6, 2023. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-8669-436 7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 23S55.
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