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2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Recalled Over Loose Wheel Lug Nuts

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor models over loose wheel lug nuts.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the lug nuts on the wheels may have been incorrectly tightened.

The hazards: incorrectly tightened wheel lug nuts can loosen and result in wheel separation from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Components: wheel lug nuts.

Affected vehicles: select 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor models equipped with the optional Raptor 37 Performance Package built at the Dearborn Truck plant from April 19th, 2022, through August 11th, 2022.

Number of vehicles affected: 1,519

The fix: dealers will tighten or replace the wheel lug nuts, as necessary, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin September 19th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S59.


  • 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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    Isn’t the recall unbelievable that FORD can build vehicles and not get the lug nuts tighten to the correct torque?? Makes you wonder?

    1. Robert.Walter

      It happens. Earlier this year Toyota/Subaru had to recall an entire production of lot of vehicles that had wheels falling off because of lug nut problems.

      In fords case it’s a failure to manage a change for a new component spec being introduced (stupid rookie mistake) in the case of Toyota it seems to have been something more than a plant torque spec being missed.

      “After receiving two reports of the left front wheel coming off and one report of loosened hub bolts, Toyota reviewed its assembly plant production processes and didn’t find any abnormalities so a driving test was conducted using mass production wheels and hub bolts that were tightened to specification, according to Toyota’s defect information report filed with The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

      Toyota’s TIS document on the bZ4X tire and wheel installation, last updated June 16, says if incompatible axle hub bolts are used, the spherical axle hub bolt seat of the wheel assembly may be damaged resulting in loosening or loss of one or more bolts even when tightened to the specified torque. It also states that if foreign matter or rust is present, the bolts could loosen and/or come off.”

  2. Robert.Walter

    1,519 vehicles, estimated 50% defect rate.

    “August 10, 2022 during a routine inspection, a technician (Ford Employee) identified low wheel lug nut residual torque on a prototype 2023 model year F-150 Raptor with 37-inch tires and wheels (T&W).

    August 18, 2022, an issue pertaining to 2022 model year F-150 Raptor vehicles equipped with 37-inch wheels and tires was brought to Ford’s Critical Concern Review Group (CCRG) for review. The Dearborn Plant Vehicle Team informed CCRG that a new 37-inch T&W option was introduced for the 2022 model year F-150 Raptor.

    On April 18, 2022, an automated three-spindle DC lug nut tool had replaced a manual process.

    Manufacturing engineering determined that the new DC lug nut tool was incorrectly set to a nominal torque of 170 Nm instead of the intended 200 Nm.

    Dearborn Truck Plant audited 477 vehicles and found 236 with low residual torque. CCRG did not identify any reports of loose road wheels or separations.

    August 24, 2022, an off-cadence FRC was scheduled for August 31, 2022.

    August 31, 2022, Ford’s Field Review Committee reviewed the concern and approved a field action.”

    Ps I would be interested to know how & why that Ford tech noticed the low torque. And also if he got a reward for catching and reporting it.

  3. mfornetti

    Absolutely stupid!!

  4. Tim

    The only nut loose is the wing nut running this company

  5. Mrx19

    Hint to owners. Go out with your wrench and check to see if tight. If you cant do that, you probably shouldn’t be driving.


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