Ford has issued a recall for 750 F-Series pickups in North America.
The American automaker has issued two safety recalls and one safety compliance recall in North America. The first recall affects approximately 77 units of the 2015 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles, which may contain castellated nuts at the tie rod ends that were torqued below the minimum torque specification. If the castellated nuts and cotter pins for the tie rod on the front axle are not torqued to the minimum specification, the tie rod may become loose in the steer axle and disconnect from the steering system. As a result, the driver may lose the ability to steer the passenger-side wheel at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue and the affected vehicles were built at the Escobedo Assembly Plant between March 4, 2015 to April 27, 2015. All affected vehicles are in the U.S., and dealers will inspect, properly torque, and replace the cotter pins on the front axle.
The second recall involves the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab non-moonroof vehicles, which may be missing rivets in the roof structure. Vehicles with missing roof brace rivets may have reduced structural integrity, potentially increasing the risk of injury in a rollover. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated to the issue, which affects 39 vehicles in the U.S. and three in Canada. To resolve the issue, dealers will install rivets for the roof brace attachments. The affected Raptor trucks were built at Dearborn Assembly Plant from June 8, 2017 to August 21, 2017.
The third and final recall announced is a safety compliance recall that affects 504 units in the U.S., 57 in Canada, and 63 in Mexico. The affected vehicles include the 2017 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty, which may have insufficient weld penetration on the seat belt buckle attachment bracket on front passenger manual seats. A seat belt buckle weld with insufficient penetration may not properly restrain an occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the front passenger manual seat track.
Ford Issues Three Recalls Affecting its Truck Lineup @ AutoGuide.com