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04/13/18 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2018 f-650 and f-750 vehicles equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions and 2018 ford f-150 and expedition vehicles equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions (excluding expedition vehicles with a rotary gear shift dial on the console). the gear shift cable clip may not be properly seated, allowing the transmission to be in a different gear than indicated by the gear shift lever position.

If the gear shift cable clip becomes unseated or dislodged, the gear shift lever position may indicate that the transmission is in 'park' when it may be in a different gear. additionally, despite selecting 'park', if the parking brake is not applied before the vehicle is exited, the vehicle may roll. either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the shift cable locking clip and properly seat it, if necessary, free of charge. the recall began on april 13, 2018. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for the recall is 18s10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/08/17 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017 f-150 vehicles equipped with ten-speed transmissions. the pin that attaches the transmission shift linkage to the transmission may come out, preventing the transmission from responding to movement of the shift lever.

The disconnected linkage may cause the vehicle to not move forward or backward as selected by the driver with the shift lever. additionally, despite selecting 'park', if the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll. either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the roll pin with an updated part, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin december 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s36.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/05/17 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2018 f-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.3l engine, a 6-speed transmission and a column mounted shift lever. quickly moving the shift lever from park to drive may cause a loss of gear indication on the instrument cluster display and a momentary selection of an unintended gear, such as reverse or neutral before the vehicle achieves drive function.

Unidentified or unintended gear selection may cause the vehicle to move in a way that was not intended by the driver, increasing the risk of crash or injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module, free of charge. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s35.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/24/17 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2018 f-150 vehicles equipped with 3.5l engines. the cylinder heads may have been machined without lubrication supply holes for the camshaft bearing journals.

Without a proper supply of lubrication, the engine will fail, causing a stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any affected vehicles outside of dealer control. should owner contact subsequently be required, arrangements will be made to transport their vehicle to a ford or lincoln dealer to have the engine replaced.the recall began october 24, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s37.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/11/17 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017 f-150 and mustang vehicles. the air bag inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may rupture in the event of a crash.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. the recall began october 11, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s26.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/20/17 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017 f-150 trucks equipped with an eight-inch productivity screen. in these vehicles, the instrument cluster may lose power after the initial vehicle start-up in cold ambient temperatures. several gauges, including the transmission gear position indicator, may not illuminate. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicles safety standard (fmvss) number 102, "transmission shift position sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect."

If the transmission gear position indicator fails to illuminate, the driver may be unable to tell the transmission shift position, increasing the risk of a crash or injury from unintended vehicle movement.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, free of charge. the recall began february 20, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17c01.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/11/16 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 f-150 trucks manufactured april 27, 2015, to november 22, 2015, and equipped with multi-contour seats (mcs). the front passenger seat occupant classification system (ocs) that calibrates the air bag deployment level may incorrectly classify an adult as a child when the seat massage feature is activated.

If an adult is incorrectly classified as a child, the passenger frontal air bag will not deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the occupant classification system module (ocsm) with new software, free of charge. the recall began on march 11, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s05.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/25/15 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford f-150 trucks manufactured march 18, 2014, to august 6, 2015 and equipped with adaptive cruise control (acc). while using the adaptive cruise control, the vehicle may falsely detect an obstacle in its path and may unexpectedly apply the brakes.

A vehicle that unexpectedly brakes increases the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the cruise control module with updated acc radar software, free of charge. the recall began on october 25, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s29.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/13/15 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford f-150 vehicles manufactured january 30, 2015, to january 31, 2015. the affected vehicles may have loose or missing underbody heat shields.

A missing underbody heat shield can lead to degradation or melting of the fuel or vapor lines, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing underbody heat shields and fasteners, and will install the missing components as required, free of charge. the recall began on may 13, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s12.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/25/14 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 f-150 vehicles manufactured march 1, 2014, to march 13, 2014. the affected vehicles may have a brake pedal position switch that is improperly adjusted. as a result, the brake lights may illuminate with a delay or not at all. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

If the brake lights fail to illuminate, or illuminate after a delay, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will adjust the brake pedal position switch, free of charge. the recall began on november 24, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14c09. note: until the vehicle has been remedied, owners are advised not to use their cruise control system.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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06/11/12 Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ford f-150, 2012 expedition and lincoln navigator, and 2012-2013 mustang vehicles, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard nos. 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect" and 108 ?lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment.? these vehicles may have a transmission range sensor (trs) that was calibrated out of specification for reverse gear.

If this condition exists, the transmission may not go into reverse or when the driver pushes the shift lever in the reverse ?r? position and the vehicle?s transmission does go in reverse, the ?r? may not illuminate on the dashboard of the f-150, expedition, or navigator models and/or the backup lamp on the rear of the f-150, expedition, navigator, or mustang vehicles may not illuminate. these conditions increase the risk of a crash or a pedestrian being struck due to the vehicle?s not signaling it is in reverse.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the trs as necessary, free of charge. the safety recall began on june 11, 2012. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 12c23.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/23/11 Ford is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 f-150 pick up trucks as well as certain model year 2006 lincoln mark lt vehicles. if the clockspring jumper wire comes in contact with the driver side frontal air bag lower horn plate, the wire insulation may become chafed, creating a potential for a short circuit. if this occurs the air bag warning lamp may illuminate indicating that service is required.

The driver side frontal air bag could inadvertently deploy increasing the risk of injury or loss of vehicle control if occurring while in motion.

Ford will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicles to a ford or lincoln/mercury dealer to have a new clockspring jumper wire installed that incorporates a protective mesh cover. repairs will be performed free of charge. this safety recall began on some vehicles in march 2011. the recall campaign on the expanded population is expected to begin on or about may 9, 2011. owners may contact the ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 11s18.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
06/27/08 Ford is recalling 605,684 my 2005-2006 f-150 and lincoln mark lt vehicles equipped with 5.4l 3-valve engines. the brake booster vacuum supply hose attached to the intake manifold fitting may swell over time and lose retention force. this condition could allow the hose to become detached from the fitting during an intake manifold backfire. should the hose detach from the intake manifold, several brake applications with power assist will be available before the vacuum reserve is depleted.

Once the brake booster vacuum reserve is depleted, the driver will have foundation brake function, but with increased brake pedal effort. reduced vehicle braking could lead to a crash.

Dealers will replace a rubber hose on the brake booster vacuum supply tube assembly. the recall began on june 27, 2008. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 08s05.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/25/07 On certain trucks built with 26 gallon fuel tanks, the fuel tank may have a depression at the seam between the top and bottom halves of the tank (not visible from outside the fuel tank). if a depression is large enough, fuel may permeate the fuel tank wall resulting in a fuel odor, or a "service engine soon" indicator light.

If left uncorrected, a fuel leak could eventually develop. a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge. the recall began on june 25, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford recall no. 07s55.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/17/04 On certain trucks equipped with 4.2l, 4.6l and 5.4l gasoline engines, the fuel tank may have a depression at the seam between the top and bottom halves of the tank. if a depression is large enough, fuel may permeate the fuel tank wall resulting in a fuel odor, illumination, of the "service engine soon" indicator light, or a fuel leak.

Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the fuel tank. the recall began september 17, 2004. owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 04s21.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
05/06/04 Certain pickup trucks may have a fuel tank with localized depressions in the fuel tank wall at the seam between top and bottom halves of the tank. if a depression is large enough, fuel may permeate the fuel tank wall resulting in a fuel odor, or the "service engine soon" indicator light in the instrument cluster may illuminate.

If left uncorrected, a fuel leak could eventually develop.

Dealers will replace the fuel tank on these vehicles. owner notification began on may 6, 2004. owners should contact ford at 1-800-248-0186.

Ford recall no. 04s14.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/20/01 Vehicle description: light duty pickup trucks. the left front brake hose was damaged during final assembly.

If the hose is damaged, brake fluid could leak and stopping distances may be increased.

Dealers will install a new left front brake hose assembly. owner notification began march 20, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-248-0186 or 1-800-392-3673.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/06/01 Vehicle description: certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." the affected expedition/navigator owner guides do not identify the locations of seating positions equipped with tether anchorages, and do not provide instructions for securing child seats to these tether anchorages. the f150 sc owner guides do not provide the procedure for securing child seats to the tether anchorages. the taurus/sable owner guides do not identify the center rear seating position as having latch compatible lower anchorages.

In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached increasing the risk of injury to the child.

Owners will be provided with owner guide inserts revised to provide the required information, and instructions for affixing these inserts to their owner guides. customers will also be advised that if they prefer, their dealer will affix the inserts to their owner guides.

Owner notification began march 6, 2001. owners who do not receive the free label and installation instructions within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/13/18 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 ford f-150 and 2018 ford expedition and mustang and lincoln navigator vehicles equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions. a roll pin may not have been installed in the transmission, potentially causing a loss of the "park" function.

Despite the transmission shift lever being placed in 'park' and the instrument panel display indicating 'park,' the vehicle may roll away after it has been exited if the parking brake has not been applied, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission to make sure it has the roll pin, installing one if it is missing, free of charge. the recall began on april 13, 2018. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 18s09.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/13/18 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2018 f-650 and f-750 vehicles equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions and 2018 ford f-150 and expedition vehicles equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions (excluding expedition vehicles with a rotary gear shift dial on the console). the gear shift cable clip may not be properly seated, allowing the transmission to be in a different gear than indicated by the gear shift lever position.

If the gear shift cable clip becomes unseated or dislodged, the gear shift lever position may indicate that the transmission is in 'park' when it may be in a different gear. additionally, despite selecting 'park', if the parking brake is not applied before the vehicle is exited, the vehicle may roll. either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the shift cable locking clip and properly seat it, if necessary, free of charge. the recall began on april 13, 2018. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for the recall is 18s10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/16/16 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ford f-150 trucks, 2012 ford expedition, lincoln navigator, and ford mustang vehicles. the affected vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.

An unexpected downshift into first gear can cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly without warning and the rear tires may slide or lock, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software, free of charge. the recall began on september 19, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s19.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/22/11 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford is recalling certain model year 2011 f-150 vehicles manufactured from september 9, 2011, through september 22, 2011, and model year 2012 f-250, f-350, f-450 and f-550 heavy duty vehicles manufactured from september 12, 2011, through september 22, 2011. these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 114, ?theft protection.? the transmission can be shifted out of the park position without pressing the brake pedal due to brake shift interlock switch problem.

This will allow the operator to inadvertently shift the vehicle into gear without the brake pedal being depressed, increasing the risk of a crash or injury to a nearby pedestrian.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake shift interlock switch function and replace the switch if necessary, free of charge. the safety recall began on december 22, 2011. owners may contact the ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/28/16 Brakes and Traction Control Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 f-150 vehicles manufactured august 1, 2013, to august 31, 2014 equipped with 3.5l engines. the master cylinder rear cup seal may roll, resulting in brake fluid leakage from the primary reservoir into the brake booster.

Loss of brake fluid from the primary reservoir results in a complete loss of front brake function, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and, if necessary, the brake booster, free of charge. the recall began on october 28, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s24.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/01/09 Brakes and Traction Control Gm is recalling 1,880 model year 2007 chevrolet kodiak and t-series, gmc topkick and t-series, and isuzu f-series and h-series passenger vehicles equipped with 7.8l diesel engine. the air compressor in some of these vehicles may not build enough air pressure to support the air brake system. if this condition were to occur while the vehicles was stationary (brakes applied), the air brakes would remain applied and prevent the vehicle from moving.

If the driver ignores these warnings and continues to drive the vehicle, and if there was a continued loss of pressure, the rear spring parking brakes would automatically apply, preventing the truck from being driven.

Dealers will inspect the air compressor for its ability to build air pressure, and either modify the air compressor by elimination of the suppression valve or replace the air compressor assembly free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during august 2009. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, isuzu at 1-800-255-6727 or at www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm recall no. 09153.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/22/07 Brakes and Traction Control On certain straight towing or non-towing trucks equipped with bendix air brakes, the air brake park control valve may develop either an internal air leak or an air restriction. the park brake may not release or may release only partially.

If the vehicle is on an uneven surface, the park brake may not hold the vehicle and could result in unintended vehicle movement and a vehicle crash. this condition does not affect normal service braking.

Dealers will inspect and replace the external check valve on the air brake park control valve if the inspection determines the external check valve is damaged, the air brake park control valve will be replaced and may require the replacement of an internal check valve in the air brake park control valve. remedy will be free of charge. the recall began on october 22, 2007. owners may contact gm at 1-800-862-4389 or isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.

Gm recall no. 070164.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
05/23/07 Brakes and Traction Control On certain medium duty conventional and tilt cab trucks equipped with 7.8l diesel engines and air brakes, the air compressor may not build enough air pressure to support the air brake system.

If this condition were to occur while the vehicle was stationary (brakes applied) the air brakes would remain applied and prevent the vehicle from moving. if this condition were to occur while the vehicle was in motion, the dual system air pressure gauges would register the drop in pressure. if the pressure continued to drop, the low air pressure warning buzzer and warning lamp would activate as designed, warning the driver to move the vehicle to a safety location. if the driver ignores these warnings and continues to drive the vehicle, and if there was a continued loss of pressure, the rear spring parking brakes would automatically apply, preventing the truck from being driven.

Dealers will replace the air compressor head. the recall began on may 23, 2007. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, or isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.

Gm recall no. 07066.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/20/06 Brakes and Traction Control Certain trucks fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 121, "air brake systems." an internal control and check valve within the air brake application valve assembly was configured improperly, preventing air from flowing through the brake system as designed. in the event of an emergency stop, the vehicle's stopping distance would be increased.

If stopping distance was limited, a vehicle crash could result.

Dealers will replace the air brake application valve assembly on c-series or reroute the air brake lines on t-series free of charge. the recall began on september 20, 2006. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463 and isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.

Gm recall no. 06077.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
05/22/15 Suspension and Steering Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford f-150 trucks manufactured march 19, 2015, to march 30, 2015. the affected vehicles may have been built with a steering upper intermediate shaft that was improperly riveted.

If the intermediate shaft was improperly riveted, it could separate from the intermediate shaft flex coupling, resulting in a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the intermediate shaft and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 22, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s17.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/03/14 Suspension and Steering Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 ford f-150 trucks manufactured may 26, 2014 to june 19, 2014, and equipped with electronic power assist steering (epas). the affected vehicles may have an incorrectly installed epas gear motor position sensor magnet that can lead to a total loss of steering control while driving.

A loss of steering control while driving increases the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the epas steering gear, free of charge. the recall began in july 2014. note: owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until they have been remedied. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s09.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/01/03 Suspension and Steering On certain pickup trucks, the pitman arm to steering gear retaining nut was not fully tightened to the required specification.

If the pitman arm to gearbox attachment nut loosens, a noise and a loose feel in the steering could occur. if the condition progressed and service was not sought, the nut could back off completely and the pitman arm could separate from the gear causing a loss of steering. if the warning is not heeded and steering is lost, a crash may result.

Dealers will tighten the pitman arm retaining nut to specifications. owner notification began on october 1, 2003. owners should contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford recall no. 03s07.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/25/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 f-150 vehicles manufactured march 1, 2014, to march 13, 2014. the affected vehicles may have a brake pedal position switch that is improperly adjusted. as a result, the brake lights may illuminate with a delay or not at all. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

If the brake lights fail to illuminate, or illuminate after a delay, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will adjust the brake pedal position switch, free of charge. the recall began on november 24, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14c09. note: until the vehicle has been remedied, owners are advised not to use their cruise control system.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/11/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ford f-150, 2012 expedition and lincoln navigator, and 2012-2013 mustang vehicles, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard nos. 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect" and 108 ?lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment.? these vehicles may have a transmission range sensor (trs) that was calibrated out of specification for reverse gear.

If this condition exists, the transmission may not go into reverse or when the driver pushes the shift lever in the reverse ?r? position and the vehicle?s transmission does go in reverse, the ?r? may not illuminate on the dashboard of the f-150, expedition, or navigator models and/or the backup lamp on the rear of the f-150, expedition, navigator, or mustang vehicles may not illuminate. these conditions increase the risk of a crash or a pedestrian being struck due to the vehicle?s not signaling it is in reverse.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the trs as necessary, free of charge. the safety recall began on june 11, 2012. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 12c23.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
05/30/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford is recalling certain model year 2012 f-150 vehicles manufactured from november 6, 2011, through november 15, 2011. incorrect software for the occupant classification system module (ocsm) was installed on the vehicles either at the time of manufacturing or during the course of replacement of the module as part of a service repair. under certain driving conditions, the ocsm may misclassify the passenger seat?s occupant such that the passenger side airbag does not deploy when it should, does not deploy as intended, or deploys when it should not.

A failure to deploy, failure to deploy as intended, or a deployment when not intended, increases the risk of injury to the passenger side seat occupant.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ocsm free of charge. the safety recall began on may 21, 2012. owners may contact the ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's safety recall campaign number is 12s31.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/07/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford is recalling certain model year 2011 ford f-150, f-250, f-350, f-450, f-550, edge, and lincoln mkx trucks manufactured from october 25, 2010, through november 20, 2010. these vehicles were inspected using integrated diagnostic system (ids) that had a custom software routine to read the suspect body control module (bcm) serial number. based on the serial number the bcm was either not affected or replaced. the custom software routine was not reading the correct set of characters, and was not able to identify a bcm that required replacement affected bcms may have the potential for an internal short.

If an electrical short develops, an overheating condition may occur which could result in a vehicle fire.

Dealer will inspect the body control module and if necessary replace it free of charge. the safety recall began on march 7, 2011. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford safety recall no. 10s14.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
05/13/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford is recalling 8,735 my 2009 f-150 trucks for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." the brake stop lamp switch may be improperly adjusted. this may result in a delay in brake stop lamp illumination when the brake pedal is depressed. in situations of very mild brake application, the brake stop lamps may not illuminate.

Delay or loss of brake stop lamp function may increase the risk of an accident.

Dealers will inspect and have the brake stop lamp switch removed and reinstalled which will provide proper adjustment. the remedy will be performed free of charge. the recall began on may 13, 2009. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332 or through the internet at www.ownerconnection.com.

Ford recall no. 09c07.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/13/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain pickup trucks, passenger vehicles, sport utility vehicles, and motor homes chassis, the speed control deactivation switch may, under certain conditions, leak internally and then overheat, smoke, or burn.

This could result in an underhood fire.

Dealers will install a fused wiring harness. owners of the passenger cars included in this campaign will be instructed to return their vehicles to their dealers to have the speed control deactivation switch disconnected as an interim repair. as soon as repair parts are available (expected october 2007), owners will be instructed to return to the dealers for installation of a fused wiring harness. the recall began on august 13, 2007, and mailing completed by september 19, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-888-222-2751.

Ford recall no. 05s28.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration;s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/12/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain trucks equipped with speed control, gasoline or natural gas engines, the speed control deactivation switch may overheat.

Overheating could result in smoke, burn, or an underhood fire.

Dealers will install a fused wiring harness into the speed control system free of charge. the recall began on march 12, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. (note: also see recalls 05v017, 05v388, and 06v286)

Ford recall no. 05s28. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
02/27/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning Certain pickup trucks fail to comply with either the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 105, 'hydraulic and electric brake systems' or fmvss no. 135, 'passenger car brake systems.' these vehicles were built with a software error in the instrument cluster.

This error could prevent the antilock brake system (abs) warning light from illuminating if the abs module ever became inoperative.

Dealers will recalibrate the instrument cluster in these vehicles. the recall began on february 27, 2006. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no.06c11. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
11/22/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain trucks, passenger cars and sport utility vehicles, the windshield wiper motor may have been produced without grease being applied to the output shaft gear.

After a period of continuous use on the high speed setting, lack of grease on the output shaft gear may cause the gear to distort or fracture during operation resulting in a loss of wiper function. inoperative wipers under inclement weather conditions could cause a crash due to impaired visibility.

Dealers will inspect the wiper motor for the presence of grease and grease the wiper motor gears if necessary. the recall began on november 22, 2005. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673 or lincoln/mercury at 1-800-521-4140.

Ford recall no. 05s40. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/19/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: passenger and sport utility vehicles. the inflator canister in the driver air bag module may have an inadequate weld near the igniter.

In the event of a vehicle crash, the driver air bag may not deploy as intended, potentially resulting in reduced occupant protection, or a burn injury.

Dealers will install a driver air bag module. owner notification began march 19, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/16/18 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2016 f-150 and explorer vehicles. loose power seat adjuster pivot bolts may cause the front seat cushions to detach and not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

In the event of a crash, a seat occupant that is not properly restrained has an increased risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tightness of the power seat track upper pivot link bolt, either applying threadlocker or replacing the lift link and hardware, free of charge. interim letters are expected to go out january 15, 2018. owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s40.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/08/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 f-150, and 2017 f-250 and f-350 trucks equipped with a crew cab. the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately attached to its mounting bracket. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages."

If the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle separates from it's mounting bracket, the seat occupant may not be adequately restrained, increasing their risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly, replacing the attaching rivet as necessary, free of charge. interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed october 18, 2017. owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17c12.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/26/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017 ford f-150, f-250, f-350, f-450, and f-550 trucks with manually-adjusted front passenger seats. the seat belt anchor may not be adequately welded to the seat cushion frame. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages," and 207, "seating systems."

The seat belt buckle weld may fail, preventing the occupants from being properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger manual seat track, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin november 6, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17c17.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/25/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2014 ford f-150 and e-350, 2014-2015 ford escape, and 2015 lincoln mkc vehicles. improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles.

The improperly manufactured bolts may fracture. if a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected bolts, free of charge. interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed september 8, 2017. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available in the fourth quarter of 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s17.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/17/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2018 ford f-150 raptor super cab pick-up trucks not equipped with a moonroof. the structural roof braces may be missing rivets at the attachment of the roof rail, thereby reducing the structural integrity.

If the structural integrity is reduced, in the event of a rollover crash, there may be an increased risk of injury .

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install the rivets for the roof brace attachments, free of charge. the recall began october 17, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s29.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/13/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 f-150, and 2017 f-250, f-350, f-450, and f-550 vehicles originally produced with black or body colored exterior door handles that may have been subsequently equipped with a chrome exterior door handle cover accessory kit purchased from a ford dealer. these accessory door handle covers may cause the doors to unlatch in a side impact collision. as such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 206, "door locks and door retention components."

If the doors unlatch and open in a side impact collision, the occupants have an increased risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the accessory covers and refund the purchase price. the recall began july 13, 2017. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for the recall is 17c09.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/07/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017 ford explorer, f-150, f-250, f-350, f-450 and f-550 vehicles equipped with a manual driver's seat back recliner mechanism. in the event of a crash, the seat back frame may not restrain the occupant due to having inadequate welds. as such, these vehicles may not meet the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) numbers 202a, "head restraints" and 207, "seating systems."

If the occupant is not adequately restrained in the event of a crash, they have an increased risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. the recall began on june 7, 2017. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17c08.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/18/16 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 ford explorer and f-150 vehicles equipped with a manual recline driver's seat. the seat back frame may have insufficient welds which may not meet the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) numbers 202, "head restraints" and 207, "seating systems."

The seat back may not adequately restrain the occupant during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. the recall begin on august 18, 2016. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 16c11.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/12/16 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford f-150 supercrew trucks manufactured january 22, 2015, to march 17, 2015. the affected vehicles may be equipped with driver or front passenger seat belt anchorage assemblies whose pretensioner cable was not properly crimped. as a result, the seat belts may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 209, "seat belt assemblies" and 210, " seat belt assembly anchorages."

An occupant that is not be properly restrained is at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and/or front passenger side seat belt retractor(s) and pretensioner(s), free of charge. the recall began on february 12, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15c17.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/25/14 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 ford f-150 and flex vehicles manufactured march 1, 2014, to may 31, 2014. the affected vehicles were manufactured with a reduced clearance between the seat frame and the seat track assembly. this can cause the occupant classification system (ocs) to inaccurately register passenger weight and improperly suppress the passenger front airbag when the passenger seat is occupied by an adult passenger. thus, these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 208, "occupant crash protection."

Improper suppression of the passenger airbag increases the risk of an injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger airbag.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will widen the gap between the seat frame and seat track assembly and recalibrate the seat ocs, free of charge. the recall began november 25, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14c10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/10/11 Other Ford is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 f-150 vehicles manufactured from january 18, 2008, through november 30, 2009. the interior door handle housing embossment retaining the interior door handle spring may fracture during normal usage resulting in insufficient spring force to return the handle to the fully stowed position.

In the event of a side impact crash, the door handle spring can fail causing the door latch to open.

Owners will be initially notified and instructed to take their vehicles to a ford or lincoln/mercury dealer if any interior door handle is loose or fails to return to the stowed position after activation for replacement of the affect module. once parts become available, owners will be renotified and instructed to take their vehicles to a ford or lincoln/mercury dealer for inspection of each interior door handle. depending on the results of the inspection, the dealer will either add a spring embossment reinforcement or replace the interior door handle module free of charge. the safety recall began on february 10, 2011. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 11s15.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
03/07/03 Other Certain pickup truck, van, and mini van conversions equipped with southern comfort built running boards that contain certain courtesy lights manufactured by american technology components, inc. these units contain a courtesy light or lights that might overheat when the wire harness is exposed to excessive moisture and road salt.

This overheating condition can cause the running board to melt or cause a fire.

Dealers will replace the wiring harness on these running boards. owner notification began march 7, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact southern comfort at 1-800-745-6096.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/25/01 Other Vehicle description: passenger and sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans. equipped with seat belts supplied by trw. it is possible that the driver's and/or front passenger's outboard seat belt buckle may not fully latch. ford crown victoria built at st. thomas assembly plant from 4/17/00 - 5/29/01 mercury grand marquis built at st. thomas assembly plant from 4/17/00 - 5/29/01. lincoln town cars built at wixom assembly plant from 3/27/00 - 5/30/01. lincoln navigators built at michigan truck plant from 4/11/00 - 5/31/01. ford windstars built at oakville assembly plant from 3/23/00 - 5/30/01. ford rangers built at twin cities plant from 3/28/00 - 5/30/01, and also at the edison plant from 3/13/00 - 5/25/01. ford f-150 truck built at norfolk plant from 4/18/00 - 5/25/00; at ontario plant from 5/10/00 - 5/28/01; at kansas city plant from 9/11/99 - 5/25/01; and at cuautitlan plant from 5/16/00 - 6/9/01. ford super duty f-250, f-350, f-450, and f-550 trucks built at kentucky plant from 4/17/00 - 5/27/01; and at cuautitlan plant from 5/16/00 - 6/19/01. ford excursions built at kentucky plant from 4/17/00 - 10/2/00. ford expeditions built at michigan truck plant from 4/11/00 - 5/31/01.

In the event of a crash, the restraint system may not provide adequate occupant protection, increasing the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant.

Dealers will inspect the front outboard seat belt buckles and if the buckle fails the inspection process, it will be replaced. owner notification began july 25, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/09/00 Other Vehicle description: regular cab pickup trucks. the driver side seat belt retractor may not fully retract the belt.

This could cause slack in the seat belt when worn, increasing the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant, in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace the driver's side seat belt assembly.

Owner notification began november 9, 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/26/00 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and mini vans equipped with trw seat belt buckle assemblies. the buckle base of these seat belt assemblies were not properly heat treated and therefore do not pass the load bearing requirement of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies."

In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

Dealers will inspect the date code on certain seat belt buckles of your vehicle and replace all seat belt buckles that fall within the suspect date code range. owner notification began october 26, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/31/69 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 ford f-150, and 2017 f-250, f-350, f-450, and f-550 super duty trucks. the doors on these vehicles may have a bent or kinked actuation cable or the door latches may freeze after water gets into the latch. either condition can result in the doors opening while driving although they appear to be closed.

A door that opens while driving can increase the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the door latch actuation cables and repair if necessary, and install water shields over the door latches, free of charge. ford issued an interim notification to owners on november 9, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s33.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain 2009-2014 chevrolet silverado hd and gmc sierra hd, 2009 gmc topkick 5000, 6000, 7000 and 8000 series and isuzu f series, and 2009-2018 chevrolet express, and gmc savana vehicles, equipped with certain plastic-handle fire extinguishers or push button 'pindicator' fire extinguishers. these extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. for a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/rmisc-17e062-5427.pdf

In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, instructing them to contact kidde to get a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and isuzu customer service at 1-866-441-9638. gm's number for this recall is 18146.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Ford F-150 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.