Ford is crowing about higher quality, yet recalls for its Explorer SUV keep piling up. 

The National Highway Traffic Administration revealed an investigation today,

indicating that there may soon be another recall. Over 100 complaints of windscreen trim panels

Explorers from 2011 through 2019 are included. 

No recall has yet been issued. And Ford is following suit as usual.

But at the Blue Oval, the Explorer in particular is spearheading the recall campaign.

And this ignores the peculiar story of the early 2019 Explorers. 

The all-new 2019 Explorer began production on very shaky ground at its Chicago assembly plant. 

But assembly issues plagued the newly minted SUVs. It was so bad that every one produced

Flint Rock assembly plant in Detroit, for “quality control.” This includes the sister Lincoln Aviator.