A Ford recall for F-350 Super Duty trucks in the 2020-2021 model year with 6.7-liter engines affects some 35,000 vehicles.
The recall is one of three this month totaling 850,000 vehicles made by the automaker.
Ford Motor Company says the recall affects vehicles with the 6.7-liter engines and single rear wheel axle.
These are vehicles built at the automaker’s Kentucky truck plant. They manufacture date is between August 6, 2020, and May 15, 2021. At issue, improper welding to a rear axle housing spring seat interface.
“Affected vehicles may experience rear driveline disconnection. Customers may experience vibration and/or shaking while driving at highway speeds, and/or shuddering upon acceleration,” according to Ford Motor Company.
These vehicles could suffer a sudden loss of power if the driveline fails while in motion and it could trigger a collision, Ford said. Additionally, if it fails while the truck is parked, the vehicle’s parking brake might release. As a result, the vehicle could roll and also lead to a collision.
So far, the automaker is unaware of any accidents related to the issue.
Meanwhile, owners of these vehicles may take their truck to the dealership to have the rear axle inspected.
Finally, the auto dealership will replace the axle housing if they find any deformation present free of charge. If nothing is found, they will reinforce existing welds to ensure it is safe for motorists.
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