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Ford F-150 Recalled

Ford Australia has issued another recall for the recently launched product F-150 Collection applies to all vehicles sold locally.

“The interior lights installed in the vehicles do not comply with the requirements of the Australian Design Rules (ADR),” the company said in the recall notice.

“The affected vehicles do not comply with ADR 13/00 – Installation of lighting and light signaling devices.”

This follows a March recall in which a total of 2020 F-150s were recalled for non-compliance with ADR 13/00. However, only long wheelbase versions were affected by this recall.

  • In total 4630 vehicles are affected
  • The list of vehicle identification numbers (VIN) is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

If you own an affected vehicle, you will need to make an appointment with a Ford dealer to have the work done free of charge.

If you have any further questions, you can contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center on 13 36 73.

Government documents show the F-150 has been re-approved for sale and complies with ADR 13/00.

Ford Australia confirmed earlier this month that it had stopped delivering the F-150 to customers.

“Ford Australia has temporarily suspended the sale and supply of all remanufactured F-150s because we have determined that the specifications of certain lighting features do not meet Australian regulatory requirements,” a Ford Australia spokesperson said CarExpert.

“Affected vehicles can only be delivered to customers once the relevant repair work has been completed.”

As partial compensation for Australian F-150 owners, Ford is offering free maintenance for the first five years or 75,000km (whichever comes first) to those who have received or signed contracts for their pickups by May 6, 2024 .

This replaces the existing four-year/60,000km service program where each visit cost $429.

This latest recall is the fourth since local introduction of the F-150 began in December 2023.

In addition to the previous interior lighting recall, the F-150 was recalled in January due to a steering defect. The owners were asked to stop driving immediately as there was a risk of the steering rack becoming detached from the intermediate shaft.

In the following weeks there was a second recall due to a defect in the clock spring, which could result in the driver’s airbag not functioning in an accident.

Unlike its North American pickup truck competitors like the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado, the F-150 is converted from left-hand to right-hand drive by Ford’s Thai partner RMA Automotive, not Walkinshaw Automotive Group.

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