Ford Motor Co. is recalling 184,698 F-150 automobiles from the 2021 and 2022 mannequin years as a result of the driveshaft, which transfers torque to different elements of the automobile, might change into fractured.
In a security recall report filed with NHTSA, the automaker stated warmth and noise insulators on the underbody of the automobile might loosen and make contact with the aluminum driveshaft, which might harm it.
A compromised driveshaft might trigger a lack of drive energy and improve the danger of a crash, Ford stated. A damaged driveshaft dragging on the bottom might intrude with wheels turning correctly, which might result in a lack of automobile management.
Ford stated sellers will examine and restore the driveshaft if wanted and absolutely connect underbody insulators. The automaker stated proprietor notification letters have been anticipated to be mailed Jan. 31. Sellers have been notified Tuesday.
As of Dec. 7, Ford had acquired 27 reviews of fractured aluminum driveshafts probably associated to sagging underbody insulators on the F-150s, the automaker stated.
In a recall chronology report filed with NHTSA, Ford stated it was not conscious of any accidents or accidents related to the problem.