Dearborn, MI – August 13, 2023 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 38,695 vehicles with instrument panels that could fail to light up. This ups the risk of an accident and injury for the car occupants and other motorists.
The following vehicles are affected by this recall:
- 2023 Ford Escape
- 2023 Ford F-250 SD
- 2023 Ford F-350 SD
- 2023 Ford F-450 SD
- 2023 Ford F-550 SD
The dashboard instrument panel shows relevant information such as vehicle speed, fuel level and engine temperature, as well as warning or error messages. This function is made possible by joints soldered together inside the panel.
In the affected vehicles, an improper soldered joint may prevent the instrument panel from lighting up.
Users will not be able to read the vehicle’s speed and other safety-related information, upping the risk of a crash.
Other Ford recalls
Ford is currently being investigated by the U.S. government over allegations that doors on its 2020-2021 Ford Escape vehicles may open while driving, upping the risk of a crash. The investigation could lead to a recall of roughly 350,000 SUVs.
Separately, the manufacturer has just issued its fifth recall for Ford Transit vans because of the same issue, as reported.
Dealers will replace the instrument panels free of charge. Ford will reimburse owners for repairs done before the recall announcement was made.
Owners will be notified between August, 14, 2023 and August 18, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
More than 38,000 vehicles are affected by this Ford instrument panel recall. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.