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Ford F-150 Lightning Recalled Over Improperly Secured Battery

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning pickups over an issue with the battery.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the fasteners that secure the junction box bus bars inside the high-voltage battery pack may not have been tightened securely, which can cause electrical arcing at the busbars.

The hazards: electrical arcing increases the risk of a fire. In addition, a loss of drive power may occur, which can increase the risk of a crash.

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

Components: busbar fasteners

Affected vehicles: select 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning pickups built between October 31st, 2022 and August 2nd, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 216

The fix: dealers will inspect and repair the busbar fasteners and replace any damaged components as necessary, free of charge.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin March 18th, 2024. The Ford reference number for this recall is 24S11.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 24S11
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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