Toronto, Ontario — Ford is recalling approximately 93,000 Explorer vehicles in Canada due to a faulty exterior A-pillar trim that may detach and increase the risk of a collision.
The recall specifically affects certain Ford Explorers from the 2011 to 2019 model years.
The automaker has stated that some of these vehicles did not have their A-pillar trim clips attached properly during manufacturing due to “improper assembly or repair.”
As a result of this defect, these trim pieces may detach while driving, thus increasing the risk of a crash.
“The customer may visually detect gaps around a loose A-pillar trim or detect an audible rattle and/or excessive wind noise from the A-pillar area, which is near the sides of the front windshield,” a spokesperson for Ford Canada said in a written statement.
So far, Ford has not reported any accidents or injuries related to this defect.
In Canada, owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail beginning March 13 and will be instructed to take their vehicle—at no cost—to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the vehicle’s A-pillar exterior trim replaced or inspected as required.
Globally, this recall affects 2.24 million vehicles.