Ford Motor Co. is investigating whether to launch a potential recall of certain ’04 Ford Explorer following a string of complaints about the SUV’s automatic transmission. The auto maker has heard from customers who say there is “a delayed harsh banging noise” when the vehicle is shifted from park to reverse, a spokeswoman tells Ward’s, and the company currently is “in the process of developing a service repair notification. She says the potential problem still is being investigated, but ...

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