In March of this 12 months, Ford recalled the 2021 F-150 for defective windshield wiper motors. Provider manufacturing points compelled 157,036 pickups to return to the supplier to have the motors changed as a result of they may burn out and cease working inside a number of months. Paperwork cite potential “circuit board injury resulting from excessive transient voltage spikes and poor-quality wiper motor electrical terminals,” and erratic wiper motion might come earlier than failure. The March recall affected vans constructed on the Dearborn Truck Plant from January 8, 2020 to March 22, 2021, and vans constructed on the Kansas Metropolis Meeting Plant from February 12, 2020 to March 22, 2020. It seems the entire at-risk vans did not get flagged in that motion, so Ford’s initiated a brand new recall for a similar problem. This time the F-150 automobile inhabitants is 453,650 vans from the 2021 and 2022 mannequin years, but it surely excludes vans constructed on the Dearborn Truck Plant from Could 3, 2021 to September 10. Throughout the time these vans have been constructed, the Dearborn plant was being provided with a brand new wiper motor design.
Ford’s inner reference for the March recall was 22S12; the automaker’s quantity for the brand new recall is 22S71. House owners can get in contact with Ford customer support at 1-866-436-7332 with questions. The automaker advised NHTSA it might start sending letters to house owners of doubtless affected vans starting January 3, 2023. The corporate says it does not know of any accidents or crashes associated to the difficulty, and it believes only one% of the overall inhabitants could possibly be troubled.
There was one other, separate recall in April of this 12 months that coated 650,000 autos, together with some 2020 and 2021 Ford F-150 fashions, for an unrelated drawback with their windshield wipers.
House owners can get extra data by going to the Nationwide Freeway Transportation Administration’s recall website and coming into the VIN, or name the NHTSA Security Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and point out marketing campaign quantity 22V842.