Ford Motor Issues Recall for 870K F-150 Pickup Trucks Over Faulty Parking Brake
Ford Motor Company has recently issued a recall for approximately 870,000 F-150 pickup trucks due to a potentially dangerous problem with the parking brake. The recall affects models from 2021 to 2023 and has been deemed necessary to prevent accidents caused by the faulty brake.
The issue stems from damages in the wiring of certain F-150s, which can activate the parking brake while the vehicle is in motion, putting drivers at risk of losing control. To address the problem, Ford has committed to installing a protective tie strap and tape wrap on the brake wiring. If needed, they will also replace the rear axle wiring harness at no cost to the owners.
Drivers who may be affected by this recall should keep an eye out for a warning light on their vehicle’s panel, indicating a potential problem with the brake. Ford urges consumers to contact them directly if they have any questions or concerns about the recall. They can be reached at (866) 436-7332, using reference number 23S35. Alternatively, individuals can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at (888) 327-4236.
As of now, there have been no reported crashes or injuries related to the faulty parking brake. However, Ford began investigating the issue in February and deemed it necessary to take swift action to ensure the safety of their consumers.
This recall comes on the heels of another recent recall by Ford, where over 142,000 Lincoln MKCs were recalled due to a risk of spontaneous fires in the engine compartment. The problem was linked to the vehicle’s battery monitor sensor being susceptible to damage during repairs.
For F-150 owners who have already paid for repairs related to the parking brake issue, Ford has provided the option to seek reimbursement. They must submit the necessary paperwork by September 11, 2024, to be eligible for reimbursement.
Ford Motor Company remains committed to the safety and satisfaction of its customers. They encourage affected F-150 owners to contact them or visit their dealerships as soon as possible to address the parking brake issue and ensure the continued safety of their vehicles.
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