Ford Recalls 58K F-150 Trucks for Driveshaft Issue

Aug. 22, 2022

The driveshaft component could make contact with the ground due to loose parts, and if drivers do not park with a parking brake the vehicle may roll away. 

Aug. 22, 2022—Ford has announced a recall for 58,000 F-150 trucks.

According to Consumer Reports, the recall impacts certain 2021 and 2022 F-150 models. The driveshaft on these vehicles could potentially become damaged due to loose heat and noise insulators located below the vehicle.  

When these parts loosen, they could make contact with the driveshaft which may cause damage. What makes this recall interesting is that the insulator parts were not meant to be installed in the first place. The impacted vehicles were not even designed to have fitted insulating shields. 

The issue with this recall is that the loose parts can make the driveshaft have contact with the ground. This could lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle. Another issue could be that if the driver parked without using the parking brake, the F-150 could roll away. 

Owners impacted by the recall will be notified by Sept. 5.

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