Ford Recalls 1.8 Million Explorer SUVs for Windshield Issue

Ford recalled more than 1.8 million Explorer SUVs due to a potential safety hazard with a part connected to the windshield, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Federal safety regulators published Recall Report 24V-031 on January 23 after receiving reports of the safety issue affecting all Explorer models from 2011 to 2019.

A detached trim piece could potentially fall off the vehicle, becoming a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA says in the recall letter.

The agency says some of the exterior A-pillar trim clip attachments were not properly installed during assembly or repair, allowing the trim to detach.

“SUV owners may visually detect gaps around a loose A-pillar trim or detect an audible rattle and/or excessive wind noise from the A-pillar area,” the agency notice says.

Dealers will inspect and replace the A-pillar trim, if needed, at no cost. Ford expects to mail letters notifying owners of the safety risk on March 13.

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2 Responses to Ford Recalls 1.8 Million Explorer SUVs for Windshield Issue

  1. Kris m Griffin says:

    WOW! About time this has been a known issue for years!

  2. D Vandermee says:

    So will there be reimbursements for glass shops having to buy new side pieces under warranty work lol

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