Ford Motor is recalling 2020-2021 Explorer Police FHEV, Explorer Police 3.3L, and 2020-2022 Explorer 2.3L RWD, 3.0L PHEV, 3.3 L FHEV, and 3.0L ST gasoline vehicles because the rear-axle horizontal mounting bolt may fracture and cause the driveshaft to disconnect.*
In another recall, Ford is recalling 2020 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles equipped with 6.7L diesel engines. A washer within the vehicle’s transmission can disintegrate, causing metallic debris to become lodged in the ‘Park’ mechanism. Debris lodged within the ‘Park’ mechanism may prevent the vehicle from achieving or holding ‘Park,’ increasing the risk of a vehicle roll-away and a crash.**
Both filings were posted today by NHTSA. Ford Motor does not issue press releases on safety defects.
Ford Motor Safety Defect Remedies
*Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the bushing and axle cover, or update the electronic parking brake software. Repairs will be performed free of charge as required by US regulations. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 6, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S27.
**Dealers will replace a gearset within the transmission, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 30, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S22.
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.
Ken Zino of AutoInformed.com on Ford Recalls Explorer, Super-Duty F-Series for Safety Defects