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Ford recalls more than 180,000 2021 and 2022 F-150 pickup trucks

The constructor Ford Recalls just over 180,000 full-size pickup trucks from its popular series F-150. The recall affects models produced between 2021 and 2022. According to our sources, soundproofing material could fall on the driveshaft and damage it.

The recall campaign affects 184,698 vehicles sold in the United States; As for the number of Canadian copies, it will be known shortly when Transport Canada releases its recall. So far, 27 incident reports have been reported including broken drive shafts.

On affected vehicles, thermal and sound insulation placed under the chassis could come off and come into contact with the driveshaft. This additional material is used in certain higher-end versions.

Falling material could heat the driveshaft and cause its properties to change. This could result in damage and even breakage. The driveshaft could ultimately become detached from the rest of the drive system, which could cause loss of control and affect occupant safety. For the moment, there are no serious injuries related to this defect.

Affected owners will be contacted by their dealership who will inspect the driveshaft and ensure the insulation material is properly attached to the vehicle. In the meantime, it is possible to look under your vehicle and detect if any material may have come loose.

The Ford F-150 is currently marketed in its 14e generation, it has remained the best-selling vehicle in Canada for several years.

 

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