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2017 Ford Explorer Recalls

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2017 FORD EXPLORER

Report Date:
September 11, 2019
Campaign Number:
19V651000
Component:
SEATS

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with power front seats. The seat frames may have sharp edges.

Consequence Summary:
Occupants my contact the sharp edges when reaching between the power front seat and center console, increasing their risk of injury.

Corrective Summary:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install protective tape on the exposed inside edge and tab of the power seat frames, free of charge. The recall began November 8, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S29.

2017 FORD EXPLORER

Report Date:
June 10, 2019
Campaign Number:
19V435000
Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Explorer vehicles. The rear suspension toe links may fracture due to stress on the rear suspension.

Consequence Summary:
A fractured rear toe link will cause a sudden change in vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links, free of charge. The recall began June 26, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S17.

2017 FORD EXPLORER

Report Date:
August 28, 2017
Campaign Number:
17V530000
Component:
STEERING

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan vehicles. The steering gear heat shield fasteners may corrode, allowing the heat shield to detach.

Consequence Summary:
If the heat shield detaches, the steering gear may overheat, increasing the steering effort required by the driver, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers to inspect and replace the heat shield fasteners as needed, free of charge. The recall began on September 13, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S23.

2017 FORD EXPLORER

Report Date:
August 28, 2017
Campaign Number:
17E048000
Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain Wheel Hub Bearing assemblies, part number HB5Z-1104-C, incorrectly listed as being for installation on the rear axles of 2011-2017 Ford Explorer 4X2 vehicles. These bearings assemblies were manufactured without a self retention feature, possibly resulting in the separation of the wheel or wheel end.

Consequence Summary:
A loss of the wheel or wheel end can increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Ford will notify the distributors of the hubs specifying that they are to only be used on drive axles. It is believed that none of the hubs were purchased from Ford dealers for the incorrect application. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.

2017 FORD EXPLORER

Report Date:
August 28, 2017
Campaign Number:
17E048000
Component:
WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain Wheel Hub Bearing assemblies, part number HB5Z-1104-C, incorrectly listed as being for installation on the rear axles of 2011-2017 Ford Explorer 4X2 vehicles. These bearings assemblies were manufactured without a self retention feature, possibly resulting in the separation of the wheel or wheel end.

Consequence Summary:
A loss of the wheel or wheel end can increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Ford will notify the distributors of the hubs specifying that they are to only be used on drive axles. It is believed that none of the hubs were purchased from Ford dealers for the incorrect application. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.

2017 FORD EXPLORER

Report Date:
May 22, 2017
Campaign Number:
17V332000
Component:
SEATS

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles equipped with a manual driver's seat back recliner mechanism. In the event of a crash, the seat back frame may not restrain the occupant due to having inadequate welds. As such, these vehicles may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202a, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."

Consequence Summary:
If the occupant is not adequately restrained in the event of a crash, they have an increased risk of injury.

Corrective Summary:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall began on June 7, 2017. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C08.

2017 FORD EXPLORER

Report Date:
May 22, 2017
Campaign Number:
17V332000
Component:
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles equipped with a manual driver's seat back recliner mechanism. In the event of a crash, the seat back frame may not restrain the occupant due to having inadequate welds. As such, these vehicles may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202a, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."

Consequence Summary:
If the occupant is not adequately restrained in the event of a crash, they have an increased risk of injury.

Corrective Summary:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall began on June 7, 2017. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C08.

2017 FORD EXPLORER

Report Date:
December 22, 2016
Campaign Number:
16V925000
Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Taurus, 2016-2017 Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, 2017 Ford Explorer and Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI engines. Improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tubes may leak oil on engine components.

Consequence Summary:
An oil leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Corrective Summary:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the turbocharger oil supply tubes, free of charge. The recall began on January 31, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S46.