Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,000 model year 2022 Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.
The engine rails may have been improperly heat-treated.
Improperly heat-treated engine rails may reduce the vehicle's structural protection in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
In addition, an engine rail may detach and contact the road while the vehicle is moving, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Dealers will perform an engine rail strength test and replace the rails -- as necessary -- free of charge. If the engine rails require replacement, owners will have the option of a vehicle replacement or buyback.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on August 1, 2022.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22C13.