Possible Lawsuit for 2016 Explorer ‘Limp Home’ Mode

‘Tis the season for holiday cookies, silent nights, a dashboard that stays lit like a Christmas tree, and frantically stepping on the gas pedal wondering why your SUV is no longer accelerating. OK, those last two are special “treats” for 2016 Ford Explorer owners.

Owners complain about vehicles that lose power while driving, leaving drivers urgently pressing the gas pedals to no avail. Symptoms typically include seeing a “wrench light” illuminated with the words, “See Manual,” all while the SUV loses speed as it enters “limp home mode.”

If this has happened to you than you’ll be happy to hear an investigation has been opened to determine if a lawsuit is needed. It’s not as helpful as a recall, but it’s a step in the right direction. The investigation is focusing on the throttle body – a part, which many owners have told us, is not readily available.