Ford has recalled over 100,000 of its F-150s pickup trucks because of a rear axle hub bolt that can be a roll away risk if it is damaged. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stated that the recall affects F-150 vehicles that are equipped with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package for model years 2021 through 2023.
Per NHTSA, the rear axle hub bolt might “fatigue and break, which can result in damage to the axle hub splines.” As a result of the damage, it “can result in a vehicle roll away when the vehicle is in park without the parking brake applied or cause a loss of drive power.” According to the NHTSA, there is an “increase the risk of a crash” under those circumstances. A fix is “currently under development,” and NHTSA said that F-150 owners can take the vehicle to a dealership for repair if they hear a clicking or rattling noise associated with the rear axle bolt.
Ford had a recall last year as well. That recall was for more than 870,000 of its full-sized F-150 trucks because the electronic parking brake could engage unexpectedly at any time, even while the vehicle is being driven, which could cause a loss of control and possibly a crash.
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