Ford has issued a recall for the Ford F-150 on account of a potential defect within the truck’s windshield wiper system. The recall impacts almost 454,000 late mannequin pickups within the U.S., masking each the 2021 and 2022 Ford F-150. The vans within the recall got here with a entrance windshield wiper motor that might cease working, in accordance with Automotive Information.
The presumably defective wiper motors got here from a provider in Mexico cited as Trico Componentes within the recall report Ford submitted to NHTSA. These wiper motors went into 1000’s of 2021-2022 Ford F-150 vans, however not these assembled on the automaker’s plant in Dearborn, Michigan, which have been constructed utilizing a distinct wiper motor design on account of microchip shortages on the time, as Auto Information reviews. As a part of the recall, Ford sellers will exchange entrance windshield wiper motors within the affected F-150 fashions with motors that have been made extra just lately, both on or after August 1.
Within the occasion of wiper motor failure, the truck’s windshield wipers will cease working, lowering visibility beneath sure climate situations and rising the chance of a crash. Have you ever ever tried driving in rain with out wipers? I had the misfortune of doing so when a relay in my automobile’s historical electrical system went.
It’s unimaginable how a small quantity of rain will occlude your imaginative and prescient at velocity; I foolishly assumed water would simply stream off the windshield displaced by air, however even gentle rain can flip your windshield right into a Jackson Pollock portray with out using windshield wipers.
In line with the NHTSA report from Ford, the automaker has been conscious and has been monitoring the potential defect since Might of final 12 months. Ford logged 1,378 guarantee reviews associated to the defect from Might 6, 2021 by way of October 12, 2022. However there have been no reviews of accident or harm tracing again to the defective windshiled wiper motors.
Ford will start notifying its sellers and the house owners of these F-150 fashions affected by the recall early subsequent 12 months, on January 3. As all the time, house owners can preempt the discover by monitoring their Ford F-150 by way of NHTSA’s VIN device on the company’s web site. Or by utilizing the NHTSA SaferCar app, out there right here. You too can look into remembers by following our recall information right here.