DETROIT — Ford is recalling almost a quarter-million weighty obligation pickup vehicles in the U.S. simply because the drive shafts can fracture and bring about a loss of electric power.
The remember handles particular F-250 and F-350 Super Responsibility pickups from the 2017 by means of 2022 design decades. The vans have gasoline engines and aluminum drive shafts.
Ford suggests in paperwork posted by the National Highway Traffic Basic safety Administration that warmth and sounds insulators under the overall body can loosen, and contact the drive shaft. The shaft can fracture, creating a electrical power reduction, or decline of control if it hits the ground.
Failures also could permit the vehicles roll if they are stopped and the parking brake is just not on.
Dealers will examine the push shafts and restore them if essential, and appropriately attach the insulators. Owners will be notified by letter setting up April 4.
The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker recalled about 185,000 F-150 light obligation pickups in the U.S. for the exact same problem back in December. They are from the 2021 and 2022 product a long time.
Ford’s F-Collection pickup vans for many years have been the top rated-providing automobiles in the U.S.