Ford is recalling nearly 113,000 of its F-150 pickup trucks due to a rear axle hub bolt issue that could increase the risk of crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stated that the bolt may fatigue and break, potentially causing axle hub spline damage and leading to the vehicle rolling away when in park or a loss of drive power. The affected trucks are from model years 2021 through 2023 and have the Trailer Tow Max Duty package and specific heavy-duty axle specifications.
According to the NHTSA, drivers may hear a clicking or rattling noise if their vehicle's rear axle bolt is loose or broken. Ford has not received any reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue and is currently working on a solution. In the meantime, customers are advised to apply the electronic parking brake as a precautionary measure. Ford spokespersons have stated that more information about the final service remedy will be shared with dealers and customers soon, and affected owners will receive a letter with details about the recall between January 29 and February 2.
This recall comes shortly after Ford also announced a recall of nearly 188,000 Mustangs due to a brake fluid level indicator light issue. Both recalls highlight the commitment of Ford and the NHTSA to address potential safety concerns and ensure the well-being of drivers and passengers. It is important for owners of the affected vehicles to follow the instructions provided by Ford and visit a dealership for necessary replacements or repairs.
In a separate recall news, Honda has recently recalled 2.5 million vehicles due to a fuel pump issue. These recalls further emphasize the importance of automakers and regulatory agencies working together to identify and address potential safety risks promptly. Vehicle owners should regularly check for any recalls or safety issues related to their vehicles and take appropriate actions as advised by the manufacturers.