Ford Recalls 112,965 F-150 Pickups over Possible Rollaway Risk

Jackson Wheeler
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  • Ford is recalling select 2021, 2022, and 2023 model-year F-150 pickups because of the possibility of a rollaway.
  • 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.”

If you have a 2021, 2022, or 2023 Ford F-150 pickup with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package, you might want to keep reading. Ford is recalling 112,965 pickups because of a possible rollaway risk, according to NHTSA.

A NHTSA recall report says these trucks can break a hub bolt and allow for movement between the axle splines and hub, which in certain scenarios can wear the hub and cause a loss of torque transfer to the wheels. Or, in layman’s terms, let the wheel move freely.

Obviously, this is not ideal. Customers with affected vehicles should set their parking brakes until the vehicle can be serviced. The recall report notes that customers could hear a clicking noise if the hub bolt becomes loose, or a rattle if the hub bolt breaks and bounces around behind the wheel’s hub cap.

Ford says it will start notifying dealers on January 16 and will send notifications to customers on January 29. Complicating matters, 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. The NHTSA report estimates only 2% of these vehicles could be affected.

Still, if you happen to own one of these trucks, it’s in your best interest to check your recall status. You can use the Ford recall tool, here, or the NHTSA tool, here, to see if your truck is impacted. You can also reach out to your local Ford dealership after retailers are notified later this month.

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Wesley Wren has spent his entire life around cars, whether it’s dressing up as his father’s 1954 Ford for Halloween as a child, repairing cars in college or collecting frustrating pieces of history—and most things in between. Wesley is the current steward of a 1954 Ford Crestline Victoria, a 1975 Harley-Davidson FXE and a 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie. Oh yeah, and a 2005 Kia Sedona.

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