Ford Motor Company is recalling certain F-150 Raptor pickup trucks over a structural integrity issue causing an increased risk of injury during a rollover crash.
The defect: the structural roof braces may be missing rivets at the attachment of the roof rail, thereby reducing the structural integrity.
The hazards: if the structural integrity is reduced, there may be an increased risk of injury during a rollover crash.
Affected vehicles: 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Super Cab pick-up trucks not equipped with a moonroof.
Number of vehicles affected: 39 units (United States figure).
The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install the rivets for the roof brace attachments, free of charge. The recall began October 16th, 2017.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford Raptor recall can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, they can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners may also contact Ford customer service or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) using the information below.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- Ford Recall Number: 17S29
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V598000
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov