Recalls Announced by Ford Motor Company Due to Various Issues

Recalls Announced by Ford Motor Company Due to Various Issues
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December 29, 2015

The Ford Motor Company has issued a series of new recalls to address a range of safety issues.

First, the automaker is recalling about 175 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles to replace the rear air brake chamber. In affected vehicles, the air brake hoses could contact the vehicle's rear axle housing during vehicle operation, which could cause a leak. A leak would result in inadvertent application of the parking brake or diminished braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

The company is aware of no accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Dealers will install a rear brake air chamber replacement at no cost to the customer. Dealers also will inspect the vehicle brakes and parking brake air lines for damage, and replace them as needed.

Next, the company is recalling about 1,300 2015 Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vehicles. In the recalled models, the rear axle shafts could fracture, either causing a loss of power without warning, or unintended vehicle movement when the vehicle is in park. Both outcomes increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace both rear axle shafts at no cost to the customer.

Lastly, Ford is recalling about 3,200 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew vehicles to replace the front safety belt retractor and pretensioner assembly. The safety belt assembly could have improperly secured pretensioner cables, and might not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash.

Dealers will remove and replace the front driver and/or passenger safety belt retractor and pretensioner assembly at no cost to the customer.

Customers with questions about any of these recalls can contact Ford customer service at (800) 392-3673.