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Ford F-250 Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
11/20/07 Certain vehicles fail to conform to the requirements specified in federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, 'occupant crash protection.' the driver air bag module may not have been properly assembled.

This condition may prevent the driver air bag from properly deploying and reduce occupant protection in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace your driver air bag module free of charge. the recall began on november 20, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 07c19.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.
04/03/07 On certain trucks equipped with a 6.4l diesel engine, excessive temperatures in the diesel particulate filter in the exhaust system may result from excess hydrocarbons in the exhaust.

Lack of power or rough operation, unusual noises from the engine or exhaust, white smoke from the exhaust, and potentially a visible flame out the tailpipe can occur.

Dealers will reprogram the power train control module. the recall began on april 3, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 07s49.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.
05/23/08 Engine Ford is recalling 64,754 my 2008 f-250 and f-350 single rear wheel, 4x4, 156 inch wheel base pick up trucks equipped with a two piece drive shaft for failing to conform to the fuel spillage requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 301, "fuel system integrity." during a 30 mph frontal impact into a rigid barrier, the fuel tank can move forward and contact a frame cross member, potentially causing damage to the fuel delivery module which can result in fuel spillage.

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

Dealers will install a bracket on the affected vehicles free of charge. the recall began on may 23, 2008. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 08c04.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.
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 .
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 .
04/03/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain trucks equipped with a 6.4l diesel engine, insufficient clearance of the battery positive (b+) wire to the right hand splash shield bolt may result in the battery b+ wire contacting the splash shield bolt.

Long term contact could cause wire chafe, resulting in copper wire being exposed. if this condition occurs, the battery b+ wire could short to ground increasing the risk of a fire.

Dealers will inspect the battery b+ wire location and, if necessary, reposition the wire. the recall began on april 3, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 07s50.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.
07/22/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with 6.0l diesel engines, the engine ground stud that attaches the negative battery terminal eyelet to the engine block may be loose.

If the ground wire is loose, electrical current may flow to the radio suppression strap causing it to heat and potentially melt or ignite adjacent components which could result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the engine ground stud and the radio suppression strap and adjacent components will be inspected for damage and replaced, if necessary. the recall began on july 23, 2004. owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 04s15.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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).
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.
08/15/08 Other Knapheide is recalling 108 my 2006-2008 pro series truck beds equipped with an icc bumper which included a provision for a ball hitch. there may be an insufficient weld attaching the hitch channel to the supporting structure.

This could result in bending of the hitch channel or the hitch could be pulled off the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Knapheide will offer two remedies to its customers: (1) for those customers who do not use the hitch, the hitch will be removed from the truck bed and replaced with an icc bumper; or (2) for those customers who need a hitch, a receiver hitch assembly will be added to the existing hitch assembly and all suspect weld joints will be re welded. the recall began on august 15, 2008. owners may contact knapheide at 1-877-473-5763.

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.
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04/24/08 Other Ford is recalling 87,515 my 2008 f250, f-350, f-450, and f-550 vehicles for failing to comply with all the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 207, "seating systems." some 40% split and captain's chair driver's seats, equipped with lumbar supports, may have improper welds at the joint of the seat back pivot bracket and the seat back frame.

In the event of a crash, the seat side pivot bracket may crack or break, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

Dealers will add a reinforcement to the driver's seat back frame on the 40% split or captain's chair seat equipped with lumbar support or, if necessary, the seat back frame will be replaced. the recall began on march 28, 2008. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 08c01.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.
05/21/04 Other Certain lariat and king ranch model pickup trucks fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 120, "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars." some trucks were inadvertently equipped with an incorrect load range tire. this would result in incorrect tire load ratings for the stated vehicle axle gross axle weight rating. also, the tire may be inflated above the dot listed inflation pressure.

If a tire was operated in an over-loaded or over-inflated condition, the tire may rupture resulting in a rapid air loss, which can cause a crash without warning.

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace any incorrect load range tires. additionally, if any tire required replacement, it is recommended that the wheel lug nut torque be checked within 500 miles after any tire replacement. owner notification began on may 21, 2004. owners should contact. ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 04c07. 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).

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Ford F-250 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.

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