Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 models over a driveshaft safety issue.
The defect: in affected vehicles, underbody insulators may have been installed in error.
The hazards: If installed, the underbody insulators may loosen and contact the aluminum driveshaft, resulting in marking or scoring of the driveshaft. Over time, the aluminum driveshaft may fracture, which can result in loss of motive power while driving, unintended vehicle movement while the vehicle is in park if the parking brake is not applied, and secondary damage to surrounding components. A fractured driveshaft may also contact the ground which may cause loss of control of the vehicle while driving. A fractured driveshaft increases the risk of injury or crash.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.
Affected vehicles: select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 models built at the Dearborn Truck plant from January 22nd, 2020, through November 2nd, 2021, and the Kansas City Assembly plant between June 1st, 2020, and October 15th, 2021.
Number of vehicles affected: 58,203
The fix: inspect and repair the driveshaft, as necessary, and properly attach the underbody insulators, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin September 5th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21S53.
- 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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