DETROIT- Ford Motor Company announced a recall Friday for over 250,000 Explorer SUVs made between 2020 and 2022 due to a defect that may cause the vehicle to roll away when put in park.
The Explorers affected include the following 2020 through 2022 models with the following engine types:
- 3-liter and 3.3-liter hybrids
- 3-liter ST
Also included are 2020 through 2021 Ford Explorer Police Interceptors with hybrid engines and 3.3-liter gas engines.
At issue is a mounting bolt that can fracture and cause the drive shaft to disconnect from the rear axle.
When the drive shaft is no longer connected to the axle, the wheels can turn freely and the vehicle can begin rolling unexpectedly.
Ford says 235 claims have been made by owners about the defect but no injuries or deaths have been reported.
Dealerships will begin receiving recall notices this month and owners of affected vehicles will be mailed guidelines for getting the defect fixed no later than June 10.