RECALL! Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks Due To Roll Away
In case you missed it, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall last month which affects Ford’s 2021-2023 F-150 trucks, specifically those equipped with the Trailer Tow Max package. It is estimated that this recall impacts over 112,000 Ford trucks. According to news reports and NHTSA’s alert, the problem is with the rear axle as the hub bolt can break which can result in the vehicle rolling away while in park if the parking brake is not engaged. Additionally, if the bolt breaks, the truck may also experience a loss of driving power. According to NHTSA, either issue can “increase the risk of a crash.” Ford is presently working on a fix and owners can take their vehicles to a Ford dealership for a temporary fix and should do so, especially if they notice a clicking or rattling noise from the rear axle. Ford will be sending letters to owners at the end of January. Owners may also contact Ford customer service with any questions.
This recent recall comes on the heels of Ford’s recall of approximately 870,000 F-150 trucks that was issued last year due to an issue with the electronic parking brake. Remember, you can and should always check NHTSA’s website – www.nhtsa.gov/recalls – for any and all recalls issued for your vehicle.
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