Ford is recalling almost 1.9 million Explorer SUVs within the U.S. as a result of a trim piece can fly off and create a hazard for different drivers.
The recall covers Explorers from the 2011 by 2019 mannequin years.
Paperwork posted Wednesday by the U.S. Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration say that clips holding the trim that covers the roof helps near the windshield can come free.
If that occurs, the trim piece can fly off and improve the danger of a crash.
The recall comes after U.S. regulators opened an investigation into the issue final January after receiving 164 client complaints. Canadian regulators additionally inquired about the issue.
Paperwork say that in the first place Ford determined in opposition to a recall, citing the low mass of the half. However the firm determined to do the recall after U.S. regulators decided the issue was a security hazard.
Ford mentioned in an announcement Wednesday that it expects solely 5% of the recalled Explorers to be affected by the issue. It encourages homeowners to contact sellers for an inspection when components can be found.
The corporate mentioned in paperwork that it’s conscious of 568 client complaints and greater than 14,000 guarantee stories alleging that the components had been lacking or indifferent. Ford mentioned it’s not conscious of any crashes or accidents from the issue.
Sellers will examine the trim items to verify the clips are engaged and add adhesive to carry them in place.
House owners will likely be notified beginning March 13.