Millions of Ford Explorers recalled for trim parts that can fly off

Ford Motor Co. announced that it will recall 2.24 million Explorer SUVs — including nearly 1.9 million vehicles in the United States — because some trim pieces may come loose and create a possible safety issue for other drivers.

The recalls affect older model year Explorers, from 2011 to 2019. The manufacturer said Wednesday that it was not aware of any accidents that may have been caused by the problem.

In a notification Ford sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the company said that the issue was caused by A-pillar retention clips that hold the trim that covers the vehicle's roof supports by the windshield. "The A-pillar trim retention clips may not be properly engaged, allowing the trim to detach," Ford said. The recall order is here.