300K Ford Explorers Recalled Over Issue That Could Cause Injury

WWJ News
September 13, 2019 - 2:38 pm
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DETROIT (WWU) - Ford is recalling more than 300,000 Ford Explorer after multiple people were injured. 

The automaker says seat frames in certain 2017 model year Explorer SUVs have some sharp edges that can cut you.  

WWJ's Jeff Gilbert reports Ford is aware of 31 hand injuries attributed to the problem; mostly by people who were reaching between the power front seat and the center console. 

The affected vehicle were built at Chicago Assembly Plant from Feb. 13, 2016, to Oct. 25, 2017. Ford says 311,907 of the vehicle are vehicles were sold in the U.S., 23,380 in Canada and 3,045 in Mexico. 

Drivers can take the vehicles to a Ford dealership where flocked tape will be installed on the exposed sharp edge. 

Customers are advised to use caution and avoid contact with the seat frame edge until the repair is completed.  

The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S29.