MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – More than a quarter-million Ford Explorers are being recalled because they can roll away unexpectedly when the gear shift is in ‘park’.
The Ford Motor Co. recall covers certain 2020 through 2022 Explorers with 2.3-liter engines, as well as 3-liter and 3.3-liter hybrids and the 3-liter ST. Also included are 2020 and 2021 Explorer Police hybrids and those with 3.3-liter gas engines.READ MORE: There's No Business Like Shoe Business & The High End Sneaker Business Is Booming
U.S. safety regulators say that a rear axle mounting bolt can fracture and cause the drive shaft to disconnect. If that happens, the SUVs can roll away even if they are placed in park gear, without the parking brake on.
Ford has 235 warranty claims due to the problem. The company says it knows of no crashes or injuries.READ MORE: Wife Of Slain Cyclist Pushes For Safety Measures After 2 More Deaths On Rickenbacker Causeway
Depending on the model, dealers will replace a bushing and the axle cover, or they will update the electronic parking brake software.
Owners will be notified by mail starting June 6.MORE NEWS: Miami PD Needs Help Finding 84-Year-Old Joseph Downs
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