Ford Vehicles Potentially Sold With Defective Rear Axle Mounting Bolts

Shub & Johns LLC opens investigation into Ford and their rear axle mounting bolts in Ford vehicles, after some consumers complain about potential issues, allegedly claiming that the rear axle horizontal mounting bolt detaches from the vehicle. Further it is alleged that specifically, the 2020-2022 models of Ford Explorer and their rear axle horizontal mounting bolts could break and allow the rear axle housing to move out of position, causing further damages.

Been affected? Fill in the attached form and tell us your story! Keep reading to learn more.


Ford is a large American automotive brand of vehicles that range from sedans all the way to coupes and even SUV’s. Most cars have something called a rear axle mounting bolt. The rear axle horizontal mounting bolt is found on the bottom of the car and is not unique to Ford. However, only one rear axle horizontal mounting bolt is attached to the vehicle, making it unsafe. When this bolt fails, it can have catastrophic consequences. This bolt can fail while a motorist is using the vehicle, causing the motorist to lose complete control of the vehicle at full speed, risking catastrophic collisions with other drivers.

The specific Ford Explorer models affected are each equipped with a rear subframe assembly which provides critical stability-providing structure below the frame that supports the axle, suspension and powertrain includes but is not limited to:

  • 2020-2021 Ford Explorer Police Hybrid Electric
  • 2020-2021 Ford Explorer Police 3.3L
  • 2020-2022 Ford Explorer 2.3L RWD
  • 2020-2022 Ford Explorer Plug-in Hybrid Electric 3.0L
  • 2020-2022 Ford Explorer Hybrid Electric 3.0L
  • 2020-2022 Ford Explorer ST3 3L

While a recall has been issued for many of these models requiring two rear axle horizontal mounting bolts to be attached due to a federal investigation, there are many models out there that still pose a danger to consumers like you, and the mounting bolt detachment may have happened even before the recall.


Have you purchased a 2020-present Ford Explorer 2.3L or 3.0L ST model with a defective rear axle horizontal mounting bolt? Have you run into issues regarding the product’s reliability or have potentially lost a lot of time, effort, and money mitigating the issue? Let us know! Fill out the attached form and contact the Shub & Johns team today or please contact us at 610-477-8380 or

Shub & Johns is a national leader in representing consumers, just like you. Our experienced class action attorneys are here to help you get justice. Contact us now! All consultations are free of charge.

Mechanic working on the underside of a vehicle.
Ford Rear Axle Intake Form