The Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviators SUVs because they may be missing a part that prevents the vehicle from moving when parked.
About The Recall
The company says this hazard can increase the risk of a crash. The reveal comes in a news release stating the vehicles may be missing the park release cover.
“Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards require the manual park release cover be in place and only removable with a tool. If the cover is not installed, the manual park release lever may be inadvertently activated, which could result in unintended vehicle movement if the electronic park brake is not applied,” Ford states.
The recall affects almost 14,000 vehicles in the United States and more than 200 in Canada. Fortunately, the majority of affected vehicles are still at dealerships waiting to be inspected before they are sold to consumers.
The vehicles include the following from Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant:
- 2020 Ford Explorer vehicles built March 27, 2019 to July 24, 2019.
- 2020 Lincoln Aviator vehicles built April 10, 2019 to July 24, 2019.
Ford Still Ranks Among The Best
Industry insiders say they are surprised brand new vehicles had such challenges when quality control measures are in place to detect these kinds of issues. Ford maintains that the 2020 Explorer is the best selling SUV in America.
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