Ford Motor Company has recalled over 650,000 vehicles due to a windshield wiper defect. The defect can cause windshield wipers to break, limiting the driver’s visibility. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), Ford reported that the broken wiper arms could stop working and may lead to an accident. As of February 25, 2022, Ford had received 754 reports of malfunctioning wiper arms.
The NHTSA report explains that passenger and driver-side wiper arms are independently attached to the wiper system linkage assembly. Several warranty reports included comments by technicians indicating splines in wiper arms had been stripped and that assembly alignment keys were missing or had fallen out. This recall includes the following models: Ford 2020–21 Expedition, 2020–21 F-150, 2020–22 F-250 SD, 2020–22 F-350 SD, 2020–22 F-450 SD, 2020–22 F-550 SD, and 2020–21 Lincoln Navigator. Ford’s F-Series pickup trucks are among the top-selling vehicles in the United States.
The automaker has also recalled approximately 96,000 2015 Ford Escapes due to a rollaway risk. Ford has warned that the affected vehicles might roll after the driver puts it into park or another gear. This recall is apparently due to an issue under the hood of the vehicle. The damaged under-hood part may prevent the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear and cause the vehicle to move in an unexpected direction.
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