- Ford is recalling greater than 870,000 F-150 pickup vans from 2021–2023 mannequin years to repair a doubtlessly malfunctioning parking brake.
- Documents filed with the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) clarify that the electrical brake may be inadvertently activated due to a wiring drawback.
- House owners will probably be notified beginning September 11.
The ultra-popular Ford F-150 may expertise an issue with unintended activation of the parking brake. The issue impacts some 870,701 pickups from the 2021 by 2023 mannequin years. The recall report filed with the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) describes an issue through which the rear axle wiring harness could are available in contact with the rear axle housing. Over time, this contact may trigger the tape and circuit insulation to put on down and expose the wiring beneath, resulting in a brief circuit. House owners may even see a parking brake warning gentle illuminate, together with an instrument-panel message about an issue.
As of July 11, NHTSA had been knowledgeable of 918 stories concerning the wire chafing drawback. Of those, 299 acknowledged they skilled unwarranted parking brake activation, 19 of which occurred whereas driving. There have been no accidents or accidents reported associated to the issue, which impacts single-exhaust F-150 fashions constructed from January 2020 by February 2023. To treatment the problem, sellers will set up a tie strap and tape wrap, and if wanted will exchange the harness.
House owners can go to the NHTSA recalls website to find out if their truck is included within the recall. Ford will ship a discover of subsequent steps to house owners in September.
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