The 2011 Ford Explorer just started arriving at showrooms and the Dearborn automaker is already recalling it over an issue with the second row seats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, a test of second row seats with manual recliner mechanisms may have components that don’t meet requirements.
The recall involves 1,658 units of the 2011 Explorer built between July 15 and December 13 of last year. The recall also covers 239 Explorers in Canada.
Ford will start notifying owners on Feb. 14 and dealers will replace the second row seats. Not a big deal here.
Refresher: Power for the 2011 Ford Explorer comes from a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine making 290-hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission or the optional 6-speed SelectShift automatic. Ford will also offer an 2.0L inline 4-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled EcoBoost engine making 237-hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Also mated to a 6-speed automatic, the EcoBoost Explorer is expected to deliver a 30 percent increase in fuel-economy. The 2011 Explorer will hit dealerships with three trim levels including base, XLT and Limited. Prices start at $28,190.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News