Ford Recalls 450,000 F-150 Trucks For Possible Wiper Motor Failure

Ford has recalled specific 2021–2022 F-150 pickup trucks. If the motor for the front windshield wipers breaks, the wipers won’t work, which could cause an accident. The affected trucks number 453,650.

Models created at the business’ Dearborn Truck Plant between May 3, 2021, and September 10, 2021 are unaffected by the recall. Due to a shortage of microchips brought on by the pandemic at the time, Ford produced these trucks with a different wiper motor design. Ford isn’t aware of any collisions or injuries connected to this problem. However, the automaker claimed that it is aware of 1,378 warranty reports worldwide regarding non-operational or sporadic windshield wipers.

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Ford will get in touch with owners of affected trucks, and on January 3, 2023, the automaker will mail owner notification letters. The front windshield wiper motor will be free to be replaced by dealers.

In 2021, a large portion of the industry was crippled by a microchip shortage as automakers struggled to produce vehicles. Ford was forced to halt the production of some vehicles, putting the Mustang on a temporary hiatus and producing F-150 pickup trucks without certain features. In addition, there was a lot of consumer demand for the new pickup truck that Ford redesigned for the 2021 model year. General Motors also had production issues, idleing the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado factories.

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This year, Ford has had to recall a number of vehicles, the F-150 among them. Certain F-150 Raptors were recalled in September by the Blue Oval due to loose wheel lug nuts. The electric F-150 Lightning was the subject of a safety compliance recall from FoMoCo in June. There is a chance that the tyre pressure monitoring system for trucks equipped with 20- or 22-inch wheels did not illuminate.

Earlier this year, Ford recalled the F-150 and a number of other vehicles due to defective wiper blades. But the earlier recall, which also covered the Expedition, Super Duty, and Lincoln Navigator, did not apply to the 600,000 vehicles affected by the new recall. The Dearborn-based automaker has had a challenging year, recalling thousands of well-known vehicles like the Mustang Mach-E, Bronco, and Maverick. a.

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