Over 100,000 Ford vehicles are being recalled by the company after an issue with the rear axle on some trucks that may cause an increased risk of crash.
Ford is recalling certain 2021-2023 F-150 vehicles equipped with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package and a 9.75-inch heavy duty axle with a 3/4 float axle design. The rear axle hub bolt may fatigue and break, according to the notice, which can result in damage to the axle hub splines.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, damaged axle hub splines can result in the vehicle to roll away when the vehicle is in park without the parking brake applied, or cause a loss of drive power, both of which can increase the risk of crash.
In total, 112,965 vehicles are affected by the recall.
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Owner notification letters about the recall are expected to be mailed Jan. 29, and owners will be told to take their vehicle to a dealer for an interim repair if they experience symptoms related to rear axle breakage, including a clicking or rattling noise.
You can contact Ford’s customer service at 1-866-436-7332, and Ford’s number for this recall is 23S65.
You can also contact the NHTSA Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.