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2022-2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Recalled Over Rear Lightbar

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2022-2023 Ford F-150 Lightning pickups over microcracks in the rear lightbar.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the rear lightbar may have microcracks in the outer lens.

The hazards: a rear lightbar with microcracks may allow moisture to accumulate inside the lens, which can result in inoperative or flickering reverse lights.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this issue.

Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center F-150 Lightning Production Process - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters

Components: rear lightbar

Affected vehicles: select 2022-2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat and Platinum pickups produced at the Rogue Electric Vehicle Center from October 14th, 2021 and March 28th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 16,375

The fix: Ford will replace the rear lightbar, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will be begin on June 13th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S30.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S30
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. Shockandawe

    Another never ending recall from Fird, when will they end?

    1. RWFA

      Never my dear Schlocko; it’s the nature of the business.

      After prevention, the next most important thing about defects is how you handle them so that the customer is protected, inconvenience is minimized and the customer recognizes your contrition and feels valued. (We saw, at the supplier level, that dealing with a defect quickly, professionally, and accepting responsibility actually improved the customer relationship.)

  2. JME80

    HA! Probably never…

    At least Ford is recalling their vehicles, instead of sweeping it under the rug.


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