Ford to Notify Owners of Popular Pickup Trucks About Rollaway Risk
Ford Motor Co. has announced a recall for roughly 112,965 F-150s pickup trucks in the 2021, 2022, and 2023 model years that pose a rollaway risk from a defective axle hub bolt.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) affirmed that the vehicles subject to the recall are also equipped with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package. Specifically, the risk of a rollaway truck is attributed to the rear axle hub bolt potentially experiencing fatigue that could cause it to break. If that happens, there could be damage to the axle hub splines, the NHTSA reports.
The rollaway risk could happen when the vehicle is parked, but the parking brake is not engaged, or if there is a loss of drive power.
Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified due to the potential risk of injury or death from the issue.
However, while the automaker is working to find a way to fix the problem, owners of these Ford F-150 pickup trucks may take their vehicle to a dealership to request an “interim repair” should they notice a “clicking or rattling noise” stemming from the rear axle bolt.
Ford intends to send a letter notifying F-150 owners about the issue by the end of January.
The problem comes just one year after Ford recalled roughly 870,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks due to an issue involving the electronic parking brake. In that recall, the parking brake was found to engage unexpectedly when the vehicle was being driven putting motorists at risk of a collision.
Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
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Published on Jan 3, 2024
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