Ford has issued a recall of nearly 113,000 F-150 pickup trucks due to a rear axle hub bolt that can cause the truck to roll away if damaged.
Driving the news: The recall affects 112,965 F-150 vehicles from model years 2021 through 2023 equipped with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) warns that the rear axle hub bolt may fatigue and break, leading to damage to the axle hub splines.
- The damage can result in a vehicle roll-away when in park without the parking brake applied or a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
- Ford is working on a fix for the issue, and in the meantime, F-150 owners can take their vehicles to a dealership for an interim repair if they hear clicking or rattling noises associated with the rear axle bolt.
- Letters to F-150 owners will be mailed by the end of January, and they can also contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
- Last year, Ford recalled over 870,000 full-sized F-150 trucks due to the electronic parking brake engaging unexpectedly, which could cause a loss of control.
- Ford is currently developing a fix for the issue and will share it with dealers and customers soon.