2021-2022 Ford F-150 Pick Truck Recalls For DriveShaft Damage.
New Ford F-150 Pick Truck DriveShaft Damage
- According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall report, underbody insulators may become loose and contact the driveshaft, causing it to become damaged and even drag on the ground, resulting in loss of control or power driving.
- Ford has recalled nearly 185,000 F-150 trucks from the 2021 and 2022 model years due to a problem with the driveshaft.
- Owners of the recalled pickups will be notified at the end of January, and the vehicles will be inspected and repaired at no cost.
Ford will recall 184,698 F-150 pickups from the 2021 and 2022 model years to address a problem with two underbody acoustic/thermal insulators.
According to Ford, these could become loose and contact the truck’s aluminium driveshaft, causing damage or fracture.
The issue is limited to 4×4 SuperCrew models with the 145-inch wheelbase and the optional sound insulation package, and Ford estimates that only 10% of the recalled trucks will have the defect.
There have been no reports of accidents or injuries resulting from the problem, which Ford began investigating in July.
Owners should look for warning signs such as a loose insulator under the vehicle or a “rattling, clicking, or clunking noise” that indicates an insulator touching the driveshaft.
According to the recall report filed with the NHTSA, Ford stopped producing trucks with the faulty insulator by mid-November.
Ford has begun notifying dealers and will begin mailing letters to owners of recalled trucks on January 31.
However, owners can check the NHTSA recalls website to see if their vehicle is affected in the meantime.