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2021 Ford F-150 Recalled Over Defective Front Windshield Wiper Motor

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 models over a defective front windshield wiper motor.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the front windshield wiper motor may become inoperative, causing the wipers to fail.

The hazards: an inoperative wiper motor has the potential for reduced visibility or loss of visibility in certain conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Components: front windshield wiper motor.

Affected vehicles: select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 models built at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant between January 8th, 2020, and March 22nd, 2021, as well as trucks produced at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant from February 12th, 2020, to March 22nd, 2021.

Number of vehicles affected: 157,306

The fix: dealers will replace the front windshield wiper motor, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on April 18th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S12.


  • 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:

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. crabbymilton

    Never had a wiper motor completely fail on any of my previous 6 cars. It’s obviously happened at some point but not a brand new truck. Holy crap anyway FORD.


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