Recall List for the 2016 Ford Explorer

Official recalls have been issued for the 2016 Ford Explorer by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Ford service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Ford customer service.

  1. 2016 Ford Explorer SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER NHTSA Campaign #16V475000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 28, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,280

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Explorer and F-150 vehicles equipped with a manual recline driver's seat. The seat back frame may have insufficient welds which may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."

    Consequence: The seat back may not adequately restrain the occupant during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall begin on August 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 16C11. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V475000 »

  2. 2016 Ford Explorer ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE NHTSA Campaign #16V183000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 31, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,543

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured November 25, 2013, to January 25, 2016, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured October 20, 2014, to January 28, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with 2.3L GTDI engines and engine block heaters. These engine block heaters have elements that may overheat while plugged in.

    Consequence: Overheating of the engine block increase the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine block heater, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect and replace the electrical cord, as necessary. The recall began on May 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S14. Note: Owners should not use the engine block heater until the vehicle has been remedied. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V183000 »

  3. 2016 Ford Explorer FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING NHTSA Campaign #15V605000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 203

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured on July 24, 2015. During vehicle production, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the fuel tank straps may fracture and the fuel tank could separate from the vehicle.

    Consequence: If the fuel tank separates from the vehicle, a fuel leak may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S26. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V605000 »

  4. 2016 Ford Explorer PARKING BRAKE NHTSA Campaign #15V464000

    • Date Announced: JULY 24, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,165

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015, Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 21, 2015, and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015. The affected vehicles have a parking brake that may not fully engage when applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

    Consequence: If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the operation of the parking brake system, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly, free of charge. The recall began on September 4, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C07. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V464000 »

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