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2023-2024 Ford Transit Recalled Over Inadequate Lubrication

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2023-2024 Ford Transit models over an issue with inadequate lubrication.

The defect: affected vehicles may contain an inadequate amount of rear axle lubricant.

The hazards: an inadequate amount of rear axle lubricant may cause rear axle tail bearing damage and seizure, which can result in wheel lock-up or driveshaft separation.

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

Components: rear axle lubricant

Affected vehicles: select 2023-2024 Ford Transit vehicles produced between May 17th, 2023, and November 30th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 77,584

The fix: dealers will inspect the rear axle, and replace the axle bearings or axle assembly as necessary, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin March 4th, 2024. The Ford reference number for this recall is 24S05.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 24S05
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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