Nearly 340,000 Ford Explorers from the 2017 model will need a trip to the dealer soon, but not to be sold for new ones with a little more power and ST marks everywhere – unless that's your thing. Instead, it's for a new recall because the SUVs have been rolling around for years now with sharp seat edges. Scary!
No, actually it's a little scary, because apparently people get hand injuries on the seats.
Ford announced the recall on Friday, saying that some Explorer models from 2017 have an "incorrectly coined seat frame." The models that can be touched have power seats, and the sharp seat frames can take a knife hand as you reach between a powerful front seat and the center console. Many seat frames have done so, in fact, with Ford saying it is "aware of 31 reports of hand injuries attributed to this condition." It is not good.
The recall includes a total of 338,332 cars built at Ford's Chicago facility between February 13, 2016 and October 25, 2017, with 311,907 in the United States and federal territories, 23,380 in Canada and 3,045 in Mexico. The plan is for retailers to make the edges less sticky with streaming tape, and there are more details about the recall here.
But until the recall is done on your Explorer, you may not reach between the seats. After all, your phone is not that important, and you can use the break from Twitter anyway.