Ford is recalling nearly 35,000 2020-2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty Trucks with 6.7 liter engines and single rear wheel axle for weld problems with the rear axle housing spring set interfaces.
This recall relates to Ford F-350 Trucks that were built in Kentucky between August 6, 2020 and May 15, 2021.
The safety issue for this problem is that the rear driveshaft could disconnect, which may result in a loss of power and the loss of Park even though the transmission is shifted into Park. Another problem that may happen is the truck can roll away because the parking brake becomes defective.
This is a safety concern that all drivers should know about. Drivers should pay attention to any shaking or vibrations while driving at highway speeds. Drivers should also pay attention to the truck jolting when accelerating.
Drivers should expect Ford to send out recall notices on August 16, 2021. Ford dealers will inspect the rear axles to determine if they are deformed. If the rear axles are deformed, they will be replaced. But a dealer will only perform a weld repair on the spring seats if the axle isn’t deformed.
For more information about the recalls, Ford has set a call-in number related to this problem 866-436-7332. All callers should use the recall number 21S31.
This recall is something that all drivers should know about. Under the Song-Beverly Act, car manufacturers are required to repair vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also forces manufacturers to repurchase or “buy back” (in a few instances replace the defective car) cars that the company is unable or unwilling to fix after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
If you have leased or own one of the vehicles listed above or another Ford that has had a number of repair attempts by the dealer but the problem still exists, you need a Pasadena Lemon Lawyer to help you. Don’t let the manufacturer take advantage of you and allow you to continue to drive the defective and unsafe vehicle you are driving.
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