America’s best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-150, has been recalled as certain units of the 2021 model year do not have their windshields properly bonded to the structure.
As a result, the parts would not stay in place in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury to occupants, Ford notes, though they are not aware of accidents or injuries related to this condition.
The safety compliance recall covers 2021 F-150 models made at Dearborn from October 27, 2020 to February 3, 2021, and the 2020-2021 Super Duty, built at Kentucky between October 13, 2020 and January 23, 2021. This counts 79,017 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 6,986 in Canada and 1,347 in Mexico.
Owners are expected to be notified by the car manufacturer from the first week of April, advising them to set up an appointment with an authorized dealer. Technicians will remove and reinstall the windshield using “standard service procedures”, which will rectify the issue. The repairs will be performed free of charge, and the reference number for this recall is 21C06.
A second recall announced by Ford concerns 2020 F-Series Super Duty trucks equipped with the 6.7-liter engine. These were incorrectly labeled for the payload information, so they could be loaded beyond the intended capacity, resulting in suspension overload, excessive tire wear and increased stopping distance. The automaker is unaware of any incidents due to this problem.
The affected trucks, 9,979 in the U.S. and federal territories and 1,750 in Canada, were made at Kentucky from May 13, 2019 to September 19, 2020. The recall, whose reference number is 21S06, is expected to begin this week and dealers will replace the tire and loading information label, safety certification label and, if necessary, the truck camper loading document.