2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    You are aware that it is very minor...the title of the article is over-exaggerating the importance of the little plastic piece that covers the shift lock. All that is missing is the plastic cover on a few units, and a few left the factory while in "factory" mode...big whoop. You can go ahead and put that champagne back on ice...the Avi is still going to destroy the XT6.
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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    not the "worst" recall" but does reek of "OOOOPS we missed that"
    a cover that forgot to be installed and forgot to turn the dash into consumer mode

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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    now that's quality

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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    not the "worst" recall" but does reek of "OOOOPS we missed that"
    a cover that forgot to be installed and forgot to turn the dash into consumer mode
    Nah...It's "OOHZ NOZ AVIATOR GOTZ A YUGELY RECALL" time for some of us. Seriously, a missed piece of plastic trim about the size of a dime in most cases
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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Still, for such an important product for Ford to be missing such a minor detail and to not switch the dash to consumer mode, for months mind you, is some glaring quality control issues!

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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Fake news. Ford is perfect.
    "The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. "

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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    Still, for such an important product for Ford to be missing such a minor detail and to not switch the dash to consumer mode, for months mind you, is some glaring quality control issues!
    It didn't happen on all units, a few here and there may have been missed in the QC check. It's not like all Aviators are sitting at dealerships missing a plastic tab and stuck in factory mode...its a huge nothing burger. I mean its not like all of them left with only the front wheels driving the vehicle.
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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Nah...It's "OOHZ NOZ AVIATOR GOTZ A YUGELY RECALL" time for some of us. Seriously, a missed piece of plastic trim about the size of a dime in most cases
    And it was a minor 4 cent clip on GM's ignitions that killed people. Tell the person who gets run over from a rolling Aviator that "it's ok, it is only minor trim piece".

    It is a minor repair, but there is the potential for injury or worse if that minor repair isn't made.

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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

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    And it was a minor 4 cent clip on GM's ignitions that killed people. Tell the person who gets run over from a rolling Aviator that "it's ok, it is only minor trim piece".

    It is a minor repair, but there is the potential for injury or worse if that minor repair isn't made.
    Vehicle can only come out of park if someone jams a flathead screwdriver in the opening and disengages the lock...it ain't gonna happen by itself...you know that.
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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Great, is my Ford stock ever going to up?

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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vagon11 View Post
    Great, is my Ford stock ever going to up?
    Stock is a fools bet, I put all my savings in Gold a long time ago
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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Vehicle can only come out of park if someone jams a flathead screwdriver in the opening and disengages the lock...it ain't gonna happen by itself...you know that.
    I think you misread the article.

    Ford Motor Co. issued a safety alert for the 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs on Wednesday, noting that the vehicles may be missing a part that keeps the car from moving while parked, "increasing the risk of crash."

    The company, which has touted its two new sport utility vehicles built only in Chicago, as long-awaited flagship products, said in a news release that the vehicles may be missing the manual park release cover, which is not a minor issue.

    "Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards require the manual park release cover be in place and only removable with a tool. If the cover is not installed, the manual park release lever may be inadvertently activated, which could result in unintended vehicle movement if the electronic park brake is not applied," Ford said in its release.
    I bolded the part you misread. The piece that is removable with a tool simply isn't there.

    Ford said it is aware of one report of an accident occurring during vehicle transport within the production process.
    And, if you do not read what I am reading, then someone already jammed a screwdriver into something and an accident already happened.

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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I think you misread the article.



    I bolded the part you misread. The piece that is removable with a tool simply isn't there.



    And, if you do not read what I am reading, then someone already jammed a screwdriver into something and an accident already happened.
    I stand corrected then, still not that huge an issue, its not a Mechanical defect, its a final QC issue at the plant, its not like all of them left the line w/ the part missing.

    To expand on this a little...would it mean that the Aviator sucked if someone forgot to put the 5th lug on a few wheels coming off the line? We're conflating a production mis-step w/ overall quality of the vehicle. Human error in production...nothing more, nothing less.
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    Re: 2020 Explorer/Aviator Recalled already! And it's not minor!

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    I stand corrected then, still not that huge an issue, its not a Mechanical defect, its a final QC issue at the plant, its not like all of them left the line w/ the part missing.

    To expand on this a little...would it mean that the Aviator sucked if someone forgot to put the 5th lug on a few wheels coming off the line? We're conflating a production mis-step w/ overall quality of the vehicle. Human error in production...nothing more, nothing less.
    The underlying issue is this is a continuation of Ford's trend with launch issues. The Aviator (and Explorer) are very important, especially the Aviator as this is a big opportunity for them to help change Lincoln's image. A lot of people are watching. Now this calls into question their ability to catch potentially deadly issues at the plant and enforces people's negative opinions of American luxury makes if this becomes a major headline. If you are a Mercedes owner but were interested in the Aviator, this is Lincoln's big chance. However, said Mercedes owner might now see this issue and get permanently scared off.

    And I'm not looking for a list of GM's quality issues to be used to dismiss Ford's problems.

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