Ford Explorer Windshield Trim Recall

Last Updated on by David Jon

The Ford Explorer Windshield Trim Recall is a preliminary investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) into complaints that windshield trim panels on Ford Explorers can detach and fly off at highway speeds.

The NHTSA has received 164 complaints about this issue, and the investigation covers an estimated 1.86 million Ford Explorers from model years 2011 to 2019.

Investigation Insights

Complaints Received164
Models Investigated2011-2019
Vehicles Potentially Affected1.86 million

The NHTSA is investigating whether there is a defect in the design or manufacture of the windshield trim panels that could cause them to detach. If the agency determines that there is a defect, it could order Ford to issue a recall.

In a recall, the automaker would notify affected vehicle owners and provide them with a free repair to fix the defect. The repair may involve replacing the windshield trim panels or modifying them to prevent them from detaching.

If you own a 2011 to 2019 Ford Explorer, it is important to be aware of this potential safety issue. You should inspect your windshield trim panels regularly for any signs of damage or wear. If you notice any problems, you should take your vehicle to a Ford dealership to have it inspected and repaired.

You can also check to see if your Ford Explorer is affected by any open recalls by visiting the NHTSA’s website and entering your vehicle’s VIN.

If you’re experiencing problems with the rear defroster in your 2013 F150, you may wonder if it’s connected to the Ford Explorer windshield trim recall. While there’s no direct link, it’s important to troubleshoot the issue. Here are some f150 rear defroster troubleshooting tips to help diagnose and potentially fix the problem.

4 tips for inspecting your Ford Explorer’s windshield trim panels:

4 tips for inspecting your Ford Explorer's windshield trim panels:
  1. Look for any cracks, chips, or other damage to the trim panels.
  2. Check to make sure that all of the trim panels are securely attached to the vehicle.
  3. Try gently pulling on the trim panels to see if they move or wiggle.
  4. If you notice any problems, take your vehicle to a Ford dealership to have it inspected and repaired.

Here is what to do if your Ford Explorer’s windshield trim panel detaches while you are driving:

  • If possible, pull over to the side of the road safely.
  • Turn on your hazard lights and set the parking brake.
  • Get out of the vehicle and inspect the damage.
  • If the trim panel is still attached to the vehicle, try to secure it with tape or another temporary fix.
  • If the trim panel has detached from the vehicle, retrieve it and take it with you to a Ford dealership.
  • Once your vehicle is safe to drive, proceed to a Ford dealership to have the trim panel repaired.
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