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Ford recalls model year 2022 Explorers and Lincoln Aviators

The engine rails may have been improperly heat-treated

2022 Ford Explorer
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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.

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