Recalls & Defects For 2017 Ford Explorer



Vehicle Report: 2017 Ford Explorer

Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Seats

Report Receipt Date: 05/22/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v332000

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

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Engine and Engine Cooling:engine:gasoline:turbo/Supercharger

Report Receipt Date: 12/22/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v925000

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

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Steering

Report Receipt Date: 08/28/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v530000

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
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.

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Suspension:rear

Report Receipt Date: 08/28/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17e048000

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

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Seats

Report Receipt Date: 09/11/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v651000

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

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Suspension:rear

Report Receipt Date: 10/30/2020
NHTSA Campaign: 20v675000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2013-2017 explorer vehicles originally sold, or currently registered in connecticut, delaware, the district of columbia, illinois, indiana, iowa, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, virginia, west virginia, and wisconsin that were previously repaired under a prior recall numbers 16v-245 or 19v-435. the outboard section of a rear suspension toe link may fracture.

Consequence
A rear toe link fracture can result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the cross-axis ball joint (cabj) knuckle attached to the rear suspension toe link and replace it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began november 27, 2020. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 20s62.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Suspension:rear

Report Receipt Date: 06/10/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v435000

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

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links, and inspect both rear toe link ball joints, replacing the rear wheel knuckle(s), if necessary, 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.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Structure:body

Report Receipt Date: 05/05/2021
NHTSA Campaign: 21v316000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2016-2019 explorer vehicles. the retention pins could loosen and allow the roof rail covers to detach from the vehicle.

Consequence
A detached roof rail cover can create a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Dealers will install push-pins and replace any damaged rail clips and roof rail covers, as necessary, free of charge. the interim owner notification letter was mailed on june 22, 2021. owner notification letters (remedy available) were mailed on october 1, 2021. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 21s22.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Suspension:rear

Report Receipt Date: 07/15/2021
NHTSA Campaign: 21v537000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2013-2017 explorer vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, virginia, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. exposure to road salt can cause the cross-axis ball joint to corrode and seize, resulting in a fracture of the outboard section of the rear suspension toe link.

Consequence
A rear toe-link fracture can result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Dealers will inspect and replace as necessary, the cross-axis ball joint (cabj) knuckle, and replace the rear suspension toe links, free of charge. an interim owner notification letter expected to be mailed in early september. this recall is an expansion of previous nhtsa recall numbers 16v-245, 19v-435, and 20v-675. certain vehicles previously repaired will need to return for the new remedy. ford issued owners an interim notification on september 10, 2021. owners may contact ford's customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 21s32.

Notes
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.



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