Ford Explorer Rear Axle Bolt Defect Lawsuit

At a glance

  • What are the Ford Explorer lawsuits about?

    We are helping people who bought 2020-2023 Ford Explorers recover losses from defective rear axle bolts with a class action lawsuit.
  • What did Ford do wrong?

    Ford allegedly knew that their 2020-2023 Explorer SUVs had a defective rear subframe design and sold them anyway.
  • What is the goal of this lawsuit?

    We are helping Ford Explorer owners obtain a refund due to the purchase of defective Ford Explorer SUVs.

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Ford Explorer Subframe and Axle Defects

What is the Ford Explorer rear axle bolt recall about?

Ford’s 2020-2023 Explorers were allegedly designed with a defective rear subframe that is held together with only a single bolt, which cannot handle the horsepower and torque of the Explorer models. The defect can cause the connecting bolt to easily break, resulting in the driveshaft becoming detached, leading to loss of driver control. Owners of Ford Explorers have reported sudden stops and heavy vibrations while operating their vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigated the 2022 recall of over 250,000 Ford Explorers due to concerns about the safety of the vehicles’ rear subframes.

Is there a solution to the problems with the Ford subframe?

Ford responded with a software update which was meant to fix the issue, but many drivers continue to report that the problem remains unsolved.

Ford Explorer Class Action Lawsuits Filed Over Rear Axle Bolt Fractures

Since the recall, multiple class action lawsuits have been filed over the Ford Explorer rear axle bolt fractures. One lawsuit, Caricofe, et al., v. Ford Motor Company, alleges that Ford only made changes to a handful of models due to supply chain issues. Plaintiffs contend that Ford concealed the rear subframe axel fractures to prevent owners from knowing about the alleged defects.

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