DETROIT, Michigan: Acting on the request of federal regulators in the United States, American automaker Ford Motor will recall 661,000 Ford Explorers in North America to inspect and secure improperly fixed retention clips, which could cause roof rail covers to disengage from the SUV.
The recalled Explorers are those assembled during the 2016-2019 period. Dealerships will handle the installation of push-pins, in addition to ensuring that a replacement is provided for any type of damage in the roof rail covers, as well as rail clips.
Officials said there were 11 cases pertaining to roof rail covers dislodging in 2020.
In November 2020, the automotive manufacturer spoke of a ten-year warranty extension for addressing the issue, or 150,000 miles, prior to agreeing to a recall in April.
The company's spokesperson, on May 9, stated that Ford was unaware of any accident or injury having occurred related to the recall.
A total of 36,419 Explorers in Canada, 620,483 in the U.S., and 4,260 vehicles in Mexico fall under the recall.