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Ford Recalls Explorer SUVs That Can Roll Away While in Park

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

This week Ford Motor Company announced a recall of more than 250,000 Explorer SUVs in the United States because they can roll away unexpectedly while in the park position.

The recall covers model year 2020 through 2022 Explorers with 2.3 liter and 3.0 liter engines, including the 3.0 ST performance model. It also covers the 3.3 liter hybrid Explorer and model year 2021 and 2022 police Explorers. 

NHTSA posted documents revealing that a rear axle mounting bold can fracture and cause the drive shaft to disconnect. If that happens, the SUV can roll away even if placed in the park gear. 

Ford has had 235 warranty claims due to this problem. No known injuries or crashes have been reported. 

If you own a Ford Explorer covered by this recall, contact your closest Ford dealer as soon as possible. 

To check if your vehicle – Ford Explorer or any other vehicle – is the subject of a recall, visit and enter your VIN.

If you believe a product defect has caused you injury and have questions, please call us at 520-790-5600 or email to [email protected].

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Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.


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