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Windshield parts detaching from Ford Explorer reports prompt NHTSA

2018 Ford Explorer
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into complaints of Ford Explorer windshield trim panels detaching and flying off cars “while driving at highway speeds.”

The agency has received 164 such complaints for 2011 through 2019 Ford Explorers, according to a document published by NHTSA.

The investigation covers an estimated 1.86 million cars.

Consequences of the alleged defect include a detached panel hitting another vehicle’s windshield, or even a driver, the agency said.

“Some of the complaints reported that the driver of the vehicle following behind the subject Ford vehicle allegedly was startled when the trim piece hit the windshield and momentarily lost control of the vehicle,” NHTSA’s summary of the investigation read.

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