Ford is recalling approximately 10,655 model-year 2020 Explorer SUVs equipped with 2.3-liter or 3.3-liter gas engines due to improperly secured wiring harnesses. The harness may contact the air-conditioning pulley, resulting in a damaged wiring harness or damaged A/C drive belt. Over time, contact with the A/C pulley may rub through the wiring harness insulation, potentially contacting the unfused B-plus circuit, causing a short circuit and increasing the risk of a fire.
Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accidents, injuries or fires related to this situation.
Ford did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will secure the wiring harness and repair any damage.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.