Ford Recollects Practically 250,000 F-150 Pickup Vans, Transit Vans


Ford introduced two recollects totaling practically 250,000 automobiles for various mannequin years of its F-150 pickup truck. It additionally recalled its Transit cargo van.

The primary includes 184,698 F-150 from the 2021 and 2022 mannequin years.  The automaker mentioned underbody warmth and noise insulators might loosen and get in touch with the aluminum driveshaft, which may injury the driveshaft and trigger it to fracture.

A fractured driveshaft would trigger a lack of drive energy, or a lack of automobile management if the driveshaft contacts the bottom. Ford additionally mentioned that the vans may expertise unintended motion whereas parked if the parking brake shouldn’t be engaged. Any of those eventualities can enhance the chance of a crash.

Ford plans to mail letters to house owners of the vans on Jan. 31, asking them to take them to the native supplier. Technicians on the sellers will examine and restore the driveshaft as obligatory, and correctly connect the underbody insulators, freed from cost. Homeowners might contact Ford customer support at (866) 436-7332. Ford’s quantity for this recall is 21S56.

2018 Ford F-150 Recall

The second recall includes 57,591 2018 F-150 automobiles with handbook and energy launch tailgates. The tailgate latches might unlatch unexpectedly whereas driving. The chance is that the contents of the mattress may spill out and trigger a crash with automobiles following the pickup truck.

Ford plans to mail letters to house owners of the vans on Jan. 31, asking them to take them to the native supplier. Technicians on the sellers will exchange the left-hand and right-hand tailgate latches, freed from cost.

Homeowners might contact Ford customer support at (866) 436-7332. Ford’s quantity for this recall is 21S53.

2020 Ford Transit Recall

Ford additionally recalled 4,548 2020 Transit cargo vans geared up with all-wheel-drive. The bolts that connect the rear driveshaft to the switch case might develop into free or broken, which may end up in the separation of the driveshaft from the switch case.

Such an incidence may end up in a lack of drive energy, or unintended motion whereas parked if the parking brake shouldn’t be engaged, rising the chance of a crash.

Ford plans to mail letters to house owners of the vans on Jan. 31, asking them to take them to the native supplier. Technicians on the sellers will examine and exchange the driveshaft bolts. If any free bolts are discovered, the driveshaft, attachment {hardware}, switch case flange equipment, and seal will even get replaced. Ford will conduct the repairs freed from cost. Homeowners might contact Ford customer support at (866) 436-7332. Ford’s quantity for this recall is 21S54.

Jerry Hirsch November 18, 2021

The Ford Ranger, Ram 1500 and GM’s heavy-duty vans scored effectively in Shopper Stories’ annual auto and truck reliability rankings.



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