Ford Recalls F-Series Models In 3 Campaigns, Including 2018 F-150 Raptor

Ford has announced two safety campaigns and a compliance recall in North America, which focus on select F-Series vehicles.

The first one covers 77 units of the F-650 and F-750, as these contain castellated nuts at the tie rods, which could have been torque below the minimum specification.

“In the affected vehicles, the castellated nuts and cotter pins for the tie rod on the front axle may not have been torqued to the minimum torque specification”, says Ford. “This may cause the tie rod to become loose in the steer axle and disconnect from the steering system which may cause the driver to lose the ability to steer the passenger side wheel at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.”

No accidents or injuries have been associated with this condition, which covers the vehicles made at the Escobedo Assembly plant, from March 4, to April 27, 2015.

Another recall was announced for the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab, which could be missing rivets in the roof structure, in models that are not equipped with a moonroof. These vehicles’ structural integrity may have been reduced as a result, thus increasing the risk of injury in the event of a rollover.

Again, the manufacturer is not aware of any accidents or injuries connected to this problem that affects 42 units of the F-150 Raptor, made at Dearborn, between June 8 and August 21, 2017.

Finally, 624 units of the F-150 and Super Duty vehicles, from the 2017MY, made at Dearborn, Kansas, Kentucky, and Ohio, are part of a safety compliance recall. Ford says that they may have “insufficient weld penetration on the seatbelt buckle attachment bracket on the front passenger manual seats”, and as a result, these cannot properly restrain occupants in the event of an accident.

No reports of accidents or injuries have been received, associated with this issue.

In all three cases, owners will be contacted the Michigan-based automaker, informing them of the recall, and advising them to schedule a meeting with an authorized dealer. Subsequently, technicians will take care of the faulty bits free of charge.

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  • LWOAP

    So, 743 vehicles, huh? It’s not a heck of a lot, but better safe than sorry.

    • Benjamin B.

      Also Fords are much safer than Rams.

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