2015 Ford F-150 Recalled for Steering Shaft Issue
More than 12,000 Vehicles Total Recalled
The 2015 Ford F-150 is one of the company’s most significant new product introductions in its recent history. Nevertheless, no auto company is entirely immune to recalls, and Ford has issued a recall for the upper I-shaft (intermediate) in the F-150’s steering system for faulty rivets in the shaft that may separate, leading to a worse-case scenario of loss of steering control.
Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue but is aware of one report of loss of steering. The vehicles affected include F-150s built at Kansas City Assembly Plant between March 19 and March 21, 2015, and F-150s built at Dearborn Truck from March 21 to March 30, 2015.
A total of 12,328 vehicles in North America may be affected. Of those, 8,963 are in the U.S., 3,348 are in Canada, and 17 in Mexico. A majority of the affected vehicles are still unsold. 5,606 vehicles are believed to be in customers’ hands currently. Dealers will inspect the upper I-shaft assembly and replace as necessary at no cost to the owner. To check to see if your vehicle is affected, visit owner.ford.com and enter the vehicle identification number (VIN).