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2020-2022 Ford F-Series Trucks Recalled Over Defective Wiper Arms

Ford Motor Company is recalling select Ford F-Series vehicles over defective wiper arms.

The defect: the windshield wiper arms may break, causing the windshield wipers to fail.

The hazards: inoperative windshield wipers can reduce visibility in certain driving conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Components: windshield wiper arms.

Affected vehicles: select 2020-2021 Ford F-150 models produced from August 1st, 2020, to August 16th, 2021 and 2020-2022 Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles built from August 1st, 2020, to October 20th, 2021.

Number of vehicles affected: 538,073 vehicles

The fix: dealers will replace both front windshield wiper arms, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin the week of May 23rd, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S26.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S73
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. crabbymilton

    It’ll make news when something doesn’t have to be recalled. But don’t worry, FORD will be just fine. They have to concentrate on rolling out electric concepts first just to impress the media first, then they’ll start to built their existing products right…perhaps…well at some point…no really this time they will…

  2. glenn L sanderson

    because ford has sent me a letter of faulty wipers i can no longer drive it when raining! they need to fix this now -not next year. give everybody a vehicle to drive until this is fixed..40,000 dollar truck setting because they dont care. the feds wont push them because of china. what the h&ll we suppose to do?

  3. Garth

    What manufacturing “witness” marks qualify for wiper arm replacement?

  4. Rolandlepkowski

    My 2021 F150 Lariat has a recall: 2020-2022 FORD F-SERIES TRUCKS RECALLED OVER DEFECTIVE WIPER ARMS. I had an electrical issue and had no elect power what so ever. I had it towed in once and got a jump from the tow truck driver for a second time. Ford reprogrammed it twice. The tow truck driver advised me to buy a good battery, since the one provided by ford was low cranking amps. I bought a new battery and that issue went away. I’m still stuck trying to get the wiper arm replacement even though Ford says they’ve been available since October. On 12/10/22 So Cal had a big rainstorm and water came into the cab. The service advisor at Ford showed me where the wiper arm hits on the passenger side it moves the window seal. The mechanic couldn’t duplicate the issue performing a water test. They cleared the drain tube and hopefully I won’t have water sloshing around when I drive. This brings me back to my concern is anyone else having problems getting the new wiper arm parts? I’m concerned as I read on the blog they’re recalling the wiper motors too. With all that said, I love the truck, I just hope it will last. I’m 69 I don’t want to pay another 85K for a truck.


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