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2021-2022 Ford F-150 Recalled Over Trailer Brake Failure Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 models over a trailer brake failure.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the trailer brake controllers may fail to apply the trailer brakes when towing a trailer equipped with an electric or electric-over-hydraulic brake system.

The hazards: loss of trailer brake functionality could result in extended stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Components: trailer brake controller

Affected vehicles: select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 models built at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant and Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant between October 12th, 2020, and March 7th, 2022.

Number of vehicles affected: 6,383

The fix: dealers will update the integrated trailer brake control module software, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S38.


  • 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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  1. james B wiseman

    What the H ever happened to Quality First is Job # One……Seems like that was just words of late. Wake up Ford !


    Recall Motors is on a roll.

  3. Matt Miller

    Traded my 2021 ford F150 Recall truck new model ford must have come out with have a 2022 150 hybrid now 2400miles trailer brake module fault

  4. Brannon A.

    Mine wasn’t recalled, but I decided to get the Trailer Brake Controller after I had purchased the truck….. It has now been OVER A YEAR since a ordered it. If Ford takes a YEAR to rectify something this simple, I have lost all faith in the brand. When this truck is done, I won’t be buying Ford again.


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