Ford issued two recalls this month for certain 2021 F-150 trucks which may be prone to having driveshaft and steering failures.
Two-piece driveshafts that may have been improperly assembled in 4,436 Ford F-150 model year 2021 pickups may separate resulting in a sudden loss of drive power or unintended vehicle movement if the truck is in park without the parking brake applied, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect the driveshaft and replace if necessary free of charge. Owner notification letters were expected to be mailed this week. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 and refer to recall 21S25.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit www.nhtsa.gov. Refer to NHTSA campaign number 21V381000.
Steering gear recall
A steering gear in 223 F-150 model year 2021 pickups may be damaged which, according to Ford, could result in difficulty steering, or the inability to turn the steering wheel while driving.
Ford recently mailed notification letters to affected owners. Trucks should not be driven until the repair is complete.
Vehicles will be towed in for service and dealers will remove and replace the steering gear free of charge. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Refer to Ford recall 21S28.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit www.nhtsa.gov. Refer to NHTSA campaign number 21V407000.