Dearborn, MI — April 23, 2022 — Ford (NYSE:F), which also owns the Lincoln brand, is recalling 652,996 trucks and full-size SUVs with windshield wipers that may fail to operate. This reduces drivers’ visibility, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
A long list of affected vehicles includes:
- 2020–2021 Ford Expedition
- 2020–2021 Ford F-150
- 2020–2022 Ford F-250 SD
- 2020–2022 Ford F-350 SD
- 2020–2022 Ford F-450 SD
- 2020–2022 Ford F-550 SD
- 2020–2021 Lincoln Navigator
Windshields in the recalled vehicles are inoperable because of a faulty windshield arm due to a supplier error.
The components in question are the driver-side windshield wiper arms with part numbers ML34-17527-AB or FL34-17527-AA and passenger-side wiper arms with part numbers ML34-17526-AB or FL34-17526-AB.
If the wipers do not work or become detached, the driver will not be able to clean off dirt or water from the vehicle’s windshield. This reduces visibility and may lead to a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
In some cases, windshield wipers will move erratically or slowly before failing.
Other Ford recalls
There was an F-150 recall last month, also due to inoperative windshields, as reported.
Earlier this month, there was a Lincoln Navigator recall due to malfunctioning trailer brakes, also as reported. The recall also included the 2022 F-150 and other F-series trucks, among others.
Dealers will fix the issue by replacing both wiper arms for free. Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent between April 23, 2022 and April 27, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Ford F-150 windshield wipers recall affects more than 650,000 trucks and SUVs. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.