Ford Recalls 2020 Explorer, Lincoln Aviator
Aug. 8, 2019—Ford on Wednesday issued a safety alert for the 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs, according to The Detroit Free Press.
The recall affects 13,896 vehicles in the United States and 239 in Canada. The majority of affected vehicles are at dealerships, Ford said. The issue is expected to be fixed before the SUVs reach customers.
Ford said that vehicles may be missing a part that could increase the risk of crash. Specifically, the vehicles may be missing the manual park release cover.
Ford spokeswoman Monique Brentley noted to the Free Press, "This is a safety compliance recall, vehicles are safe to drive. The majority of affected vehicles are in dealer inventory. The issue will be remedied prior to delivery to customers."
Also, the instrument cluster of affected vehicles may be in factory mode, which disables warning alerts and chimes, and does not display the gear positions and which gear — drive, reverse, park, neutral — is selected, the Ford alert indicated.