Owners of America’s best-selling pickup trucks have been hit by two separate recalls just issued by Ford. The first affects approximately 79,000 2020-21 model year F-150 lightweight pickups and super-duty heavy-duty pickups, while the second affects approximately 10,000 2020-21 model year super-duty HDs with 6.7 liter engines.
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For the 79,000 residents, the windshields are not sufficiently connected to the body structure of the truck. In the event of an accident, the windshield may not stay in place sufficiently, increasing the risk of injury.
For the 10,000 HDs, affected trucks show overrated payload capacities for tire and load information on the labels. They also exaggerate the spare capacity for accessories on the safety certification labels and weights in the documentation for RV loading. Loading to these values can exceed the gross vehicle weight rating or the total axle weight rating, which can overload the suspension and increase the braking distance, increasing the risk of an accident.
Ford said there were no known accidents or injuries associated with either condition. Owner notifications begin the week of March 6th for the windshields and March 22nd for the payload labels. Dealers will remove and install the windshield according to standard maintenance procedures or replace the tire and loading information label, the safety certification label and, if necessary, the RV loading documentation. All repairs are done free of charge. Owners with questions can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety line at 888-327-4236. You can also Visit the NHTSA website to check theirs vehicle identification number and learn more.
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