Ford recalls trucks whose wipers may fail

Dearborn, MI – March 20, 2022 –   Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 157,306 2021 Ford F-150 trucks, whose windshield wipers may stop working. This reduces drivers’ visibility, increases the risk of crash and injury. 

Recall summary  

Both windshield wipers are operated by the same electric motor, which is located within the engine compartment. Wiper arms and the motor itself are linked together with a scissor-like mechanism. In affected vehicles, due to a supplier manufacturing error, the motor may stop working. If that happens, both windshield wipers will become inoperable

The component in question is the windshield wiper electric motor with part number ML34-17504-A.

Recall risks

With wipers not working, the driver will not be able to clean off dirt or water from the truck’s windshield. This reduces visibility and may lead to a crash, increasing the risk of an injury. 

Warning signs

Prior to failing completely, windshield wipers may start moving erratically. 

Other Ford F-150 recalls

There are several previous recalls that may be affecting these vehicles. The latest one, caused by driveshafts that could fracture while driving, was issued this January. It is also worth mentioning that seatbelt issues with certain F-150 Super Cab trucks led to a recall in October 2021

How to replace the windshield wiper motor in your Ford F-150

To replace your windshield wiper motor, take your car to a Ford dealer. All repairs will be done free of charge. Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent between April 18 and April 22, 2022.  

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Ford F-150 windshield wipers issue is affecting more than 150,000 trucks. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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