2 million Ford Explorers recalled due to assembly issue that can cause accidents

The problem is a piece of the windshield that is prone to coming loose. It affects models manufactured between 2011 and 2019.

About 2 million Ford Explorer SUVs will be reviewed by dealers due to an assembly problem. Specifically, the issue is a piece that is connected to the windshield and that can come loose and cause an accident.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an agency that operates under the Department of Transportation (DOT), identified the failure and immediately recalled 1,889,110 Explorer SUVs manufactured between 2011 and 2019.

"This letter serves to acknowledge Ford Motor Company's notification to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a safety recall which will be conducted pursuant to Federal law for the product(s) listed below," the agency reported. "A detached trim piece can fall off the vehicle, becoming a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash. ... The A-pillar trim retention clips may not be properly engaged, allowing the trim to detach."

Replacement for the part will be free, according to the NHTSA, which also assured that dealers will have the obligation to carry out an inspection of the affected vehicles.