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2021-2022 Ford F-150 Recalled Over Wiper Motor Failure Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 pickups over inoperative windshield wipers. This action is an expansion of a previous recall covering the same issue.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the windshield wiper motor may fail.

The hazards: the windshield wipers may become inoperative, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Components: windshield wiper motor.

Affected vehicles: select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 trucks. The company did not outline specific vehicle impacted, but said trucks produced at the Dearborn Truck plant between May 3rd, 2021 and September 10th, 2021 are NOT impacted by the recall.

Number of vehicles affected: 453,650.

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

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S71.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 22S71
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. Greggt

    And yet another recall….wonder if they will even have the parts to fix this?

    1. GaryB

      its just a motor swap. there are thousands of compatible alternatives to the cheap crap they originally received from their foreign supplier. i bet you they are poorly sealed and they become corroded

      1. RWFA

        The supplier Trico, which invented the wiper blade, is an American company based in Rochester Hills Michigan.

        1. The Gentle Grizzly

          But, where do they MAKE things. That is the main thing.

          1. RWFA

            It’s irrelevant.

            I can tell you we saw the same kinds of quality boners in our plants all around the world.

            Quality is on the basis of a global standard.

            Quality F Ups are on the basis of a human fallibility standard.

            Detroit OEM’s don’t give suppliers a pass because the plant the supplier located somewhere outside the US (usually at the OEM’s insistence) ran into trouble.

            An offshore plant can injure a corporate global quality rating (and future sourcing) just as easily as any domestic plant.



  3. The Gentle Grizzly

    Now, now, folks. Electric wipers are still new and it takes time so witless out the issues.

    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      Work, not witless. Then again….

      1. RWFA

        Apparently internet commenting boards, typing, autocorrect and proofreading are new too, and it takes time to work out the typos.

        (As evidenced by only one of the mistakes in the preceding comment being remedied.) 😉

        1. The Gentle Grizzly


          1. RWFA

            Wishing you a happy Sunday Grizz! 🌞


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