Ford is recalling select 2021, 2022, and 2023 model-year F-150 pickups that could roll away and crash while you are not watching.
–by Mark Cipolloni–
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes in a report that the cause is likely a hub bolt that fails and causes free movement of a wheel.
According to NHTSA, “affected vehicles are equipped with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package and a 9.75-inch heavy duty (HD) axle with a ¾ float axle design and were built between January 28, 2020, and December 25, 2022.”Ford F-150 Recall
Ford says it will start notifying dealers on January 16th of this year and will send notifications to customers on January 29th.
Ford hasn’t figured out a repair — yet. The company notes that if you experience a hub bolt failure you can take your F-150 to a Ford dealer for an interim repair. Of course, by then it may be too late as your F-150 may have rolled down your driveway and into your neighbors’ $300,000 McLaren.
The NHTSA report estimates only 2% of these vehicles could be affected.