Ford Authority

240 Ford Trucks, SUVs Recalled Over Front Axle Pinion Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2023 Ford F-150, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator models over a front axle pinion issue.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the front axle pinion may not have been heat-treated, which can cause it to fracture.

The hazards: a fractured pinion can result in a loss of four-wheel drive and may cause the front wheels to lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Components: front axle pinion gear set

Affected vehicles: select 2023 F-150 pickups produced between January 15th, 2023 and January 24th, 2023, Expedition SUVs built between January 15th, 2023 and January 26th, 2023, and Navigator models produced between January 12th, 2023, and January 20th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 240

The fix: dealers will replace the front axle pinion gear set. If there is a broken front axle pinion, the entire axle assembly will be replaced, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin April 10th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S07.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S07
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

We’ll have the latest on all Ford Motor Company recalls as they’re issued, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford recall news, Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 news, Ford Expedition news, Lincoln Navigator news, and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

Subscribe to Ford Authority

For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. It's totally free.


  1. crabbymilton

    I thought FORD said that they really really really got their quality under control this time. Once again the bread and butter vehicle F150 is effected.

  2. Mike says...

    I am just glad Ford continues to address and fix these things as they are discovered.
    To the downside… never have a ‘redo’ over the failed ‘powershift’ transmissions fiasco.
    Continuing to build and sell defective product is not winning strategy.

  3. William and Mary Thiry

    ok I have a ford edge and a ford explorer, my edge was recalled twice, the explorer even tho it has 100,000 + miles runs great and my edge is doing fine, heard they may get rid of the edge, that is sad, plus if they get rid of it, does that mean it will be hard to get part, I have had fords for the last 42 years, really don’t like the direction they are going.

    1. RWFA

      Will not be hard(er) to get parts. Just because a nameplate continues doesn’t mean that the older versions of those vehicles have more service parts compared to nameplates which exist for a shorter time in the market.

  4. Tom

    I had an F-250 back in 1977 that this happened to. The dealer pushed the truck around for over a month before they found parts.


Leave a comment