Detroit Based Ford Motor Company is recalling 800k Vehicles in North America for increased risk of a crash or a fire, the company announced in a recent press release. Ford announced three safety recalls involving certain 2020-2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty vehicles; select 2013-2017 Ford Explorer vehicles, and select 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviator vehicles.
There is a safety recall for approximately 34,939 2020-2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty vehicles with a 6.7-litre engine and single rear wheel axle, due to a rear axle housing spring seat interface weld issue. Over time, the A/C pulley may rub through the wire harness insulation and contact the unfused battery positive (B+) circuit, resulting in a short circuit and potential fire.
The affected vehicles may experience rear driveline disconnect, which means customers may experience vibration or shaking while driving at highway speeds, and/or shuddering upon acceleration. In the event of a disconnected driveshaft, customers may experience loss of motive power while driving or loss of transmission park function if the parking brake isn’t applied increasing the risk of a crash.
The recalled vehicles in the United States are located in high-corrosion states as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or in regions with a combination of cold winter weather with relatively high humidity and substantial road salt use.Detroit Based Ford said it’s aware of six allegations of injuries related to this recall in North America. Owners will be notified beginning Aug. 23. Dealers will inspect the cross-axis ball joint, replace the cross-axis ball joint/knuckle as necessary, and replace the toe links with a revised design part.