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Ford recalls over 310,000 U.S. super duty trucks to fix faulty airbags

Dealers will replace the steering wheel wiring assembly at no cost to owners, starting July 5, 2023. 

Ford is recalling more than 310,000 trucks in the U.S. due to the driver’s front airbag, which may not inflate in a crash. 

The recall covers certain F-Series pickups. Such as: F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 super duty trucks from the 2016 model year.

The problem:

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, dust can accumulate in a cable inside the steering wheel, interrupting the electrical connection. Drivers may notice a popping or clicking sound coming from inside the steering wheel. Or the steering wheel may switch, or the horn might not work properly. 

However, the company is currently unaware of any crashes or fatalities caused by the issue. 

The Fix:

Dealers will replace the steering wheel wiring assembly at no cost to owners starting July 5, 2023. 

Ford’s Critical Concern Review Group (CCRG) was made aware of a Super Duty pickup truck warranty repair in October 2021. This occurrence matched a report the NHTSA has been questioning since July 2021. 

Ford eventually discovered 11,200 reports of trucks from the 2016 model year exhibiting the same symptoms. Similar symptoms include the airbag warning bulb illuminating between July 20, 2015, and December 10, 2021.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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