DETROIT (AP) – The US government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that windshield trim panels can fly off Ford Explorers when they are traveling at highway speeds.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 164 complaints of trim piece separation on 2011 through 2019 Explorer SUVs. The probe covers about 1.86 million vehicles.
The agency said the parts could hit the windshield of oncoming vehicles or even the motorcyclist, potentially causing loss of control and causing an accident.
The agency has had no reports of accidents or injuries, according to a document posted Tuesday.
NHTSA says it will determine how often the problem occurs and the safety consequences of trim pieces flying from vehicles.
There may be a return from the investigation, but so far it has not happened.
Ford says it is working with NHTSA on the investigation.