2018-2020 Ford F-150 Recall Issued For Vehicles With LED Headlamps

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A Ford F-150 recall has been issued for trucks with LED headlamps. This is the latest in a series of recalls for the F-150 truck with the last recall we spoke of specifically for the pickup being in late 2019. That recall was issued due to spare tire bead damage that could cause a blowout. The latest Ford F-150 recall has to do with LED headlamps that have a potential flaw that could increase the risk of a crash.

The defect: in some vehicles with LED headlamps, when the daytime running lamps are illuminated and the master lighting switch is manually rotated from the auto position to low beam position the daytime running lamps remain activated instead of dimming to parking lamp intensity as federal law requires.

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The hazards: Ford says that the daytime running lamps not dimming to parking lamp intensity could reduce the visibility for other drivers and increase the risk of a crash.

Affected components: body control module software.

Affected vehicles: this Ford F-150 recall covers select 2018-2020 trucks. The trucks were built at the Dearborn Truck Plant between January 5th, 2017 to October 10th, 2019 and at the Kansas City Assembly Plant January 25th, 2017 to October 10th, 2019.

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Number of vehicles affected: the recall affects 166,196 vehicles in the United States and federal territories along with 50,989 vehicles in Canada.

The fix: dealers will update the body control module software configuration.

Owners should: contact Ford customer service or your local dealer.

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Contacts:

  • Ford Recall Number: 20C03
  • Ford Customer Service: 1-800-392-3673
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. This “federal law” should be applied to other brands, especially imports, as I have seen many with extremely bright daytime lights, as if they were at full brightness all day.

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