Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021 Ford F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks with the 7.3L Godzilla engine. Affected vehicles are missing key thermal protection components.
The defect: in affected vehicles, certain thermal protection components that are intended to reduce the cabin floor and seat attachment temperatures are missing. Components may include an underbody heat shield, a thermal insulator patch under the floor mat, or covers for the seat bolts and seat pedestal.
The hazards: on vehicles built without the thermal protection components, the interior cabin floor and seat attachments could reach elevated temperatures during high-load, high ambient temperature driving conditions. Continuous skin contact with the elevated temperatures could lead to skin irritation or minors burns.
FoMoCo is not aware of any reports of accidents or injury related to this condition.
Components: thermal protection components
Affected vehicles: 2021 Ford F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks manufactured at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant from March 18th to June 8th, 2020.
- 1,299 units in the U.S.
- 31 units in Canada
The fix: dealers will install the underbody heat shield, thermal insulator patch under the floor mat, seat base covers, and seat bolt covers.
Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S36
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov