Ford recalls 1.8 million model year 2011-2019 Explorers

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The exterior A-pillar trim may detach and become a road hazard

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,889,110 model year 2011-2019 Explorers.

The A-pillar trim retention clips may not be properly engaged, allowing the trim to detach.

A detached trim piece can fall off the vehicle, becoming a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and replace the A-pillar trim -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed March 13, 2024. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 24S02.

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