Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 models over a trailer brake failure.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the trailer brake controllers may fail to apply the trailer brakes when towing a trailer equipped with an electric or electric-over-hydraulic brake system.
The hazards: loss of trailer brake functionality could result in extended stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.
Components: trailer brake controller
Affected vehicles: select 2021-2022 Ford F-150 models built at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant and Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant between October 12th, 2020, and March 7th, 2022.
Number of vehicles affected: 6,383
The fix: dealers will update the integrated trailer brake control module software, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S38.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S49
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov