— Ford is recalling more than 1,460 model year 2020-2021 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles that could lose power because the motor mount fasteners may loosen and disconnect from the engines.
The axle may disconnect from the engine and cause a loss of power because the automated tool used to secure the right-hand motor mount fasteners broke. But then the manual handheld tool used in the backup process may not have tightened the motor mount fasteners to specifications.
A driver may know of a problem if they feel abnormal engine vibrations.
Ford isn't aware of any crashes or injuries in the Explorers and Aviators built in Chicago July 28-30, 2020.
About 1,400 recalled vehicles are in the U.S., 65 are in Canada and two vehicles are recalled in Mexico.
Ford dealers will replace the right-hand motor mount fasteners when the Explorer and Aviator recall begins February 8, 2021.
Concerned Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator owners may call 866-436-7332.
Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S72.