Lately, most manufacturers are confronted with problems for which they have to recall certain series of cars on the correction of perceived defects. Some problems are minor, while for some it was the serious consequences. Neither Ford is not immune to such errors. In this article, we will remind you of some Ford F-150 Recalls.
Ford F-150 transmission, seatbelts, airbags and brakes recall
Ford has issued a recall of Ford F-150 trucks due to a number of issues. The issues range from faulty brakes, transmission problems and less effective seatbelts and airbags.
Ford has issued a compliance recall for 3,218 units of the 2015 F-150. The units affected are SuperCrew models that were built between 22nd January and 17th March in the Dearborn factory. 555 models are in Canada, 73 in Mexico and the rest in the US.
The problem lies in the pretensioner cables which might not have been secured properly. In the event of a crash, the seatbelts could inadequately restrain occupants. The automaker says there haven’t been any incidents related to the seatbelts though. Owners of affected models should deliver them to their local dealers for replacement of the seatbelt retractor and pretensioner.
Brake master cylinders recall
The automaker has also issued a recall for around 271,000 F-150 models built between 2013 and 2014 to replace their brake master cylinders. Ford reckons that it is possible that brake effectiveness is reduced in some vehicles due to brake fluid leaks. Ford said that brake fluid in some models could be leaking into the brake booster. This increases chances of a crash. The leak only affects brakes to the front wheels only.
The automaker says 9 incidents related to the brakes have been reported; fortunately, there have been no injuries.
Models affected are F-150 models with 3.5-liter GTDI engines built between 1st August 2013 and 22nd August 3rd 2014 at the Dearborn Truck Factory and those built between 1st August and 31st August 2014 at Kansas City Assembly Factory.
270, 873 models are affected with 225,012 being in the US, 43,682 in Canada and 402 are in Mexico. Owners of affected vehicles should deliver them to their local dealers for replacement of the brake master cylinder and brake booster at no cost to the customer.
Transmission problem recall
F-150 trucks are also among 202,000 models that Ford has recalled over a problem with their transmission. Affected models suddenly experience downshift to the first gear which causes a decline in speed. In addition, the downshift can cause rear tires to slide or even lock up. The issue only affects vehicles with the 6R80 automatic transmission system.
Models affected are 2011 and 2012 F-150 trucks. The 2012 Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Mustang are also part of the vehicles recalled. In total, 184,000 F-150 trucks manufactured in the period specified are affected.
The blue oval automaker said that the issue is related to the software installed on the speed sensor. Affected models will be inspected and their software updated. Three cases related to the problem have been reported.
Ford is also recalling certain models of the 2016 F-150 trucks due to a faulty passenger-airbag sensor. Ford says the sensor can deactivate the frontal airbags by confusing a seated adult for a child. The problem though is only experienced on the multi-contour seat which is offered as an option. Ford also said that the problem is only experienced when the seat’s massage feature is activated. In total, 2,894 trucks are affected.
The automaker through its dealers will reprogram the occupant classification system of the airbags. Owners will be notified when the reprogramming will be available.