Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 models over a damaged driveshaft safety issue.
The defect: in affected vehicles, underbody heat and noise insulators may loosen and contact the aluminum driveshaft, which could damage the driveshaft and cause it to fracture.
The hazards: a fractured driveshaft can cause a loss of drive power or a loss of vehicle control if the driveshaft contacts the ground. Additionally, unintended movement could occur while parked if the parking brake is not engaged, all of which can increase the risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.
Components: underbody heat and noise insulators, driveshaft.
Number of vehicles affected: 184,698
The fix: dealers will inspect the driveshaft for damage and repair as required, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on January 31st, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21S56.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S49
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
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