We recently learned that Montana's most popular vehicle is the Ford F150. It is also one that has issued 870,701 recalls.
The recall involves the ever popular Ford F150, specifically, Ford F150s from 2021 through 2023 with single exhaust systems in which a rear wiring bundle may contact the rear axle housing.
Basically, what could happen is the recall could unintentionally activate the electric parking brake while you are driving.
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Yes, you read that correctly, just short of 1 million. The National Traffic Safety Administration released the following "Safety Recall Report".
...it will start notifying vehicle owners by mail on Sept. 11. Owners will be instructed to take the affected trucks to a dealer to fix the wiring issue free of charge, as long as the remedy is done before Sept. 11 of next year.- Scripps News
Ford Motor Company has issued multiple recalls within the last few months. Some of those recalls include one for an air bag issue in other F-Series cars and a seat belt issue in some Broncos.
Scripps News reported:
Ford has received 918 warranty claims and three field reports in North America from August 2021 to July 2023. Of those, 299 reported unintended electric parking brake activation, with 19 happening while driving, though the company said it wasn't aware of any accidents or injuries occurring because of the recall.
If you have a Ford F150 (2021-2023) and are wondering if your vehicle is part of the recall, better to be safe than sorry and take your vehicle in to your local dealer.
cc: Scripps News 2023
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