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2023 Ford Ranger Recalled Over Improperly Tightened Lug Nuts

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2023 Ford Ranger models over improperly tightened lug nuts. This recall also affects select Ford Bronco SUVs, as Ford Authority previously reported.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the lug nuts on the driver’s side wheels may have been improperly tightened.

The hazards: loose lug nuts may result in wheel detachment while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Components: lug nuts

Affected vehicles: select 2023 Ford Ranger pickups produced at the Michigan Assembly plant from February 9th, 2023, to February 13th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 442

The fix: dealers will inspect, and if necessary, retighten the lug nuts, free of charge. Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the remedy is completed.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on May 1st, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S17.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S17
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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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.

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  1. Richard Rassh

    Lug nuts, LUG NUTS!!!

  2. Mike

    WOW!! Not even enough quality installed to guarantee correctly torqued lug nut’s. Not a very good selling point! What happened to a once GREAT product?

  3. Mike H

    $75,000 fine, 50 owner points and 10 driver points and have to start at back. Oh!, wait that’s NASCAR.


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