Ford Issues Safety Recall For 661,000 SUVs

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for 661,000 2016-19 Ford Explorer SUVs at the request of U.S. regulators for roof rail covers that may become detached while driving and create a hazard for other drivers.

Affected Explorer models include both base and XLT trim levels, as well as Police Interceptor and Explorer Sport models with roof rail covers that are painted Silver, Black or Absolute Black.

This recall affects 620,483 vehicles in the United States, 36,419 in Canada and 4,260 in Mexico.

At the time of this article, Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition. Dealers will secure the roof rails with plastic push pins. Customer notifications will begin the week of June 28. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21S22.

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