350,000 Ford vehicles have been recalled. Find out if your SUV, heavy-duty truck, or electric vehicle is impacted by the latest Ford recall.
Ford has already had some substantial recalls earlier this year. They’ve recalled over 250,000 Ford Explorer models that were a rollaway risk, a number of 2022 F-150s that had improper wiring for the steering column that could detach, multiple models with problems around the integrated trailer brake control, and a number of smaller recall concerns all this year. That’s not too shocking as many manufacturers issue recalls on their vehicles throughout the year, but the recent recall notice isn’t helping their case. Ford recently made public that about 350,000 of their vehicles are being recalled due to safety concerns, one of which asks owners to park their Ford outside as a precaution. Find out if your vehicle is affected.
464 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E models have been recalled by Ford due to a software issue that may lead to unintended acceleration, deceleration, or loss of power. Having the Mustang Mach-E randomly accelerate, decelerate, or just stop has the potential to cause an accident. Ford’s software isn’t reading the electric vehicles metrics correctly and essentially ignores unintended acceleration or deceleration. It also has the potential to fail to recognize “movement on the secondary axle and/or incorrectly detect a lateral hazard on the primary axle.” Ford’s report states.
These issues seem to stem from a software update that was intended for later models of the vehicle and was accidentally pushed out to some 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E models in error. This software update does not correctly read the torque numbers for the secondary axle and instead registers them as zero creating the aforementioned issue. Ford plans to correct this problem by pushing out a software update to affected models either at one of their dealerships or through an over-the-air update.
Ford is advising 39,013 specific owners of 2021 Ford Expeditions and 2021 Lincoln Navigators to park their vehicles outside and keep them away from structures as it investigates the cause of spontaneous fires under their hoods. These specific models were built between December 1st, 2020 and April 30th, 2021. These Expeditions and Navigators built during this time have been found to start on fire even when the vehicle is turned off and in park. The incidents seem to start somewhere near the rear of the engine on the passenger side of the vehicle. Ford is currently investigating the issue, but does not currently have an established cause for the fires.
Ford made sure to reach out as fast as possible by notifying the impacted customers through their FordPass and Lincoln Way apps. They were otherwise reached by mail concerning the recall. As of now there have been no reported accidents related to the recalled issue but they are aware of one reported injury. Ford hasn’t issued any instructions to stop driving the vehicles due to this recall.
Ford is recalling 310,000 of their heavy-duty trucks due to potentially faulty air bags. Certain 2016 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks are affected by an issue where dust can get into the air bag wiring inside the steering wheel and disconnect the electricity to activate the air bag. Given the work truck nature of these heavy-duty models, excessive dust is prevalent and poses an increased chance of failure. Ford plans to have their dealership network handle the recall by replacing the steering wheel wiring. Affected Ford heavy-duty truck owners will be notified through mail.