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Ford F-150 Recalled In Australia Over Non-Compliance Issue

In March 2022, The Blue Oval announced that the Ford F-150  would be heading to Australia, where a third-party company called RMA Automotive in Mickleham, Victoria, was slated to complete the right-hand drive conversion on those pickups. Australian deliveries of the Ford F-150 were originally expected to begin in October 2023, but following a bit of a delay, that process actually began one month later. Trouble is, over the past few months, Aussie Ford F-150 buyers have faced a handful of issues, including a stop-sale related to a turbo problem with the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost powerplant, a recall for a faulty steering intermediate shaft, and another recall issued over airbag woes. Now, another recall has been issued for the F-150 in Australia, according to CarExpert.

“The vehicle may have been fitted with side direction indicator lamps that do not comply with the Australian Design Rule (ADR) 13/00 – Installation of Lighting and Light Signaling Devices on other than L-Group Vehicles,” Ford noted in its recall report. “There is no safety hazard associated with this recall and the defect will not affect the performance of the vehicle. Vehicles are not compliant with ADR 13/00.”

According to Ford, this issue impacts 2,020 pickups with a “long wheelbase,” making them non-compliant with local laws in that part of the world. The automaker has a fix for the problem, but at the moment, has announced that it will contact owners when the parts needed to rectify it become available. Regardless, those repairs will be completed free of charge.

2022 Ford F-150

In Australia, customers can choose from either the XLT or Lariat trims, in both short- and long-wheelbase form. However, only one engine choice is available – the twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. Pricing for the popular pickup starts out at $106,950 AUS ($69,998 USD) for the XLT, while the Lariat touts a sticker price of $140,945 AUS ($92,234 USD).

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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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