Ford issues 2 safety recalls involving pickup trucks

By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) Ford Motor Co. has announced a couple of safety recalls involving its most important product: pickup trucks.

The first recall involves about 87,000, 2020 and 2021 pickups; mostly F-150s, but some Super Duties are also included.

Ford says the trucks have windshields that were inadequately bonded to the vehicles structure, which means they could come loose in a crash.

Specifically, the recall affects 79,017 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 6,986 in Canada and 1,347 in Mexico, including:

- 2021 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant from Oct. 27, 2020, to Feb. 3, 2021

- 2020-21 Ford Super Duty vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 13, 2020, to Jan. 23, 2021

Owner notifications will begin the week of April 6. Dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield using standard service procedures. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21C06.

Ford is also issuing a recall of about 10,000 2020 Super Duty pickups that have improper documentation about loading weights — which the automaker said could lead to the vehicle being overloaded.

This recall affects 9,979 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories and 1,750 in Canada. All vehicles included were built at Kentucky Truck Plant from May 13, 2019 to, Sept. 19, 2020.

Owner notifications will begin the week of March 22. Dealers will replace the tire and loading information label, safety certification label and, if needed, the truck camper loading document. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21S06.

Ford said the company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to either of these problems.