Approximately 250,000 pickup vehicles were recalled due to loose underbody insulators, which were responsible for at least 40 damaged driveshafts over a four-year period. Additionally, 330,000 Mustangs were recalled due to malfunctioning backup cameras.
The truck recall affects more than 223,000 F-250 pickup trucks manufactured between October 2015 and December 2021, as well as more than 23,000 F-350 pickup trucks manufactured between 2017 and 2022.
An investigation into Ford Motor Company’s gas-engine trucks from model years 2017 to 2022 has been launched by the company’s Critical Concern Review Group due to thermal/acoustic insulators that are vulnerable to loosening.
The underbody insulators are manufactured by Lydall Thermal/Acoustical, which is situated in North Carolina. The insulators were phased out of manufacturing at Ford’s vehicle facility in Kentucky in December of last year.
Despite the fact that dealers were alerted of the recall last week, owners will be notified by April 4, with all envelopes delivered by April 8.
Earlier this week, Ford announced a recall of 330,000 Mustangs manufactured between 2015 and 2017 due to malfunctioning backup cameras that could go blank or appear distorted, preventing drivers from seeing hazards behind them.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall, which involves two related issues: cameras installed between May 2014 and February 2015 that were improperly soldered, and a wiring harness installed between February 2014 and October 2017 that could be damaged by opening and closing the trunk.
A loss of electrical conductivity caused by a damaged decklid harness and/or an inadequately soldered header connector internal to the camera, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), might result in a loss of rearview image.