DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. on Friday issued a recall for more than 300,000 Explorer large crossovers from the 2017 model year that may have seat frames with sharp edges.
The automaker said the affected vehicles could injure owners when they reach between the power front seat and center console.
Ford said it's aware of 31 reports of hand injuries.
The vehicles were built between Feb. 13, 2016, and Oct. 25, 2017, at the Chicago Assembly Plant. Ford said 311,907 are in the U.S. and federal territories, 23,380 are in Canada and 3,045 are in Mexico.
Ford said the seats were supplied by Adient plc, based near Detroit in Plymouth, Mich.
"We can confirm that we manufacture the seat frames," Mary Kay Dodero, a spokeswoman for Adient told Automotive News.
Adient declined to comment further on the recall. Additional documents on the recall were not yet available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Sarah Kominek contributed to this report.