Ford recalls 238,000 model year 2020-2022 Explorers

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The driveshaft may disconnect causing the vehicle to roll away

Ford Motor Company is recalling 238,364 model year 2020-2022 Explorers.

The rear axle horizontal mounting bolt may fracture and cause the driveshaft to disconnect.

A disconnected driveshaft can result in a loss of drive power or a vehicle rollaway if the parking brake is not applied.

Either of these conditions can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Dealers will replace the subframe bushing and rear axle bolt. They will also inspect the rear axle cover for damage near the bolt hole location and replace with a new cover if any damage is found. Repairs will be performed free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 6, 2023.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 23S55.

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