Dearborn, MI – March 1, 2021 – Ford (NYSE:F) has announced a recall of 79,017 Ford F-series trucks with faulty windshields, which may fail to adequately protect the car occupants or injure them during a crash.
The recall includes:
- 2021 Ford F 150 vehicles
- 2020-2021 Ford super-duty vehicles
The front windshields of the affected vehicles are not glued well to the vehicle body structure. This violates the federal safety standards, which state that a windshield should be strongly bonded to the body of the car.
The bonding defect is caused by a supplier using a “non-conforming” batch of paint.
The driver may be alerted to a loose windshield if he or she hears “wind noise” or notices a water leak.
A loose windshield is more likely to crack or even separate from the car, especially in the case of an accident. This may result in the car occupants getting injured by broken glass or being exposed to road debris and other objects hitting their face and body at a high speed.
Other Ford recalls
2020 F 150 trucks were among Ford vehicles recalled last fall for faulty rearview cameras that distorted the image for the driver, resulting in a higher risk of a crash. Over 400 F150 2020 were also recalled in April for a risk of fire.
To fix the issue, dealers will detach the windshield and reinstall it. The repair is free of charge. Repair notifications will be sent out to the owners starting on April 6.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 79,000 vehicles are included in this Ford F-series recall. To see if your vehicle is one of them, bookmark MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool and visit the website when more details become available.