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Australian Ford F-150 Recalled Over Noncompliant Lighting

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, completes 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 rather large number 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, another recall issued over airbag woes, a third recall pertaining to non-compliant side direction indicator lamps, a stop-sale over an undisclosed issue, and another stop sale issued earlier this month pertaining to a lighting issue that has now prompted yet another recall, according to CarExpert.

This recall does indeed appear to stem from the aforementioned stop-sale, in which FoMoCo noted that the Australian Ford F-150 doesn’t comply with Australian Design Rules (ADRs) due to a previously-undisclosed lighting issue. Now, mere days after the refreshed 2024 Ford F-150 was recalled in the U.S. over a problem with the steering column, its Aussie counterpart is facing another recall of its own.

This new recall refers to the fact that the F-150 doesn’t comply with ADR 13/00 – Installation of Lighting and Light Signaling Devices due to its courtesy lights, but only pertains to long-wheelbase models. A total of 4,360 vehicles are affected, and a list of VINs can be found here. Newer versions of the pickup are now in compliance with ADR regulations, but those that have a pickup that’s being recalled can simply take it to their Ford dealer and have it repaired, free of charge.

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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  1. Cigna

    Ford’s recall program is worldwide, not just North America.

  2. William Sanderson

    Wow. Apparently intern don’t understand the nor the executives in charge. Wow. Common sense 101 yet no one is watching. Pathetic. But, let me guess….no v.p. who signed off responsibly and the vehicle is accountable, they throw the (outsourced) engingineer under the bus… hunch. Getting what they paid for. Need more v.p.’s to correct the issue …. No oversight 🤪


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