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2023 Ford Super Duty Recalled Over Rear Axle Shaft Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2023 Ford Super Duty pickups due to an issue with the left rear axle shaft.

The defect: in affected vehicles equipped with single rear wheels and a 10.5-inch rear axle shaft, the left rear axle shaft may have been improperly heat-treated during manufacturing and may break.

The hazards: a broken rear axle shaft can result in a loss of drive power or vehicle rollaway when the vehicle is placed in park. Either of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.

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

2023 Ford Super Duty Production Kentucky Truck Plant - Exterior 001 - Front

Components: left rear axle shaft

Affected vehicles: select 2023 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickups equipped with single rear wheels and a 10.5-inch rear axle shaft produced between March 20th, 2023, and August 21st, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 41,555

The fix: dealers will inspect the left rear axle shaft date code and replace the axle shaft as necessary, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will be begin on October 16th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S49.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S49
  • 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. JME80

    I don’t think the whole “Embracing plant shutdown to boost quality” article that was posted in May is working….

  2. steve

    Its absolutely crazy how many issues Ford is having with recalls and super duty. 10 months in I still dont have order. I want my ford, but not waiting much longer, I’m ordering a silverado HD as back up.

    1. billy

      Don’t do it! Don’t go over to the dark side Luke (steve). I have my 23 HD and love it.

      1. steve

        I dont want no cheap xlt stripped version. Extremely tired of Ford problems. I also have two 2024’s ordered , since July 18th, and received email today, stating supply chain crap, and every other excuse and 45 more days till next email. If they go on strike were talking 20K up charges

  3. MattR

    Another day another Ford recall. Ford has a problem with Bronco Sport floormats, then Ford Australia is doing a recall & now this. And this is just one day. Ford just can’t get its act together because the finance department is running the show. Buy cheap sell expensive.

  4. StarLord

    If I didn’t know any better I’d think the UAW was doing this on purpose to force their hand.

  5. Niskibum

    All the articles on this state that it affects trucks with a 10.5″ axle, but nobody, Ford or my dealership, can tell me what axle is in my truck, only that I have a 3.73 locking rear diff. I have a trip planned the first week of Oct., but Ford and NHTSA can only tell me there is no recall on my truck “yet”.

  6. Rodney

    I have one of the 2023 super duty with a recall the the rear end gear braking the dealer inspected my truck said it has the recall and parts wouldn’t be available till April of 2024 really!!! Recommend not to tow with the super duty till repaired! I believe this is why I bought this truck! Is ford going to give me a kick back for not using my truck for what I need it for?


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