Ford has issued a recall of approximately 238,364 units of the 2020 – 2022 Explorer vehicles due to a defective rear axle mounting bolt that could break and cause the driveshaft to disconnect. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the notice, citing that Ford will replace the faulty parts free of charge.
The report further mentions that a disconnected driveshaft can lead to drive power failure or may cause the vehicle to rollaway if the parking brake is not applied. The affected vehicle owners are expected to receive a recall notice in the mail by November 6 2023, and they also have the option to contact the NHTSA safety division.
In August 2023, Incognito Blog reported the recall of over 870,000 Ford F-150 trucks.