Dearborn, MI – September 12, 2021 – Ford (NYSE: F) has announced a recall for 27,604 Ford Super Duty F-350 pickups due to the risk of the vehicles stalling while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall includes the following vehicles:
- 2020 Ford F-350 SD
- 2021 Ford F-350 SD
The driveshaft is what transmits power from a car’s engine to the vehicle’s wheels and keeps the vehicle moving and axles are shafts that deliver power to the wheels and rotate with them. Due to a supplier error, the drivershafts in the recalled vehicles may separate from the rear axles, resulting in the vehicle stalling or “unintended movement” while it is stopped.
A driveshaft that disconnects can lead to a loss of power while driving, increasing the risk that the car may be hit from behind. Unintended movement may result in the car hitting people or property behind it. Both of these increase the risk of an injury to the car occupants and people around them.
The driver may experience vibration and/or shaking while driving at highway speeds or shuddering upon acceleration.
Other Ford recalls
This is not the first time that Ford F-350 diesel recalls have occurred. In March 2021, there was a Ford F-350 recall due to incorrect information on labels in the vehicles, as reported. In addition, there have been two other large Ford recalls due to the concern of vehicle rollaway. In June 2021, 4,436 2021 Ford F-150 pickup trucks were recalled due to faulty driveshafts, During the same month, 192,080 Ford Transit Connect vans were recalled due to the risk of a rollaway.
The repair is a free repair or part replacement at any Ford or Lincoln Dealership. Owners were set to be notified starting August 16, 2021.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Approximately 27,604 vehicles are part of this Ford recall. To check if your vehicle is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.