Ford recalls 650,000 trucks and SUVs because of faulty windshield wipers
Ford announced earlier this month that it is remember 652,996 F-Series, Expedition and pickup trucks Lincoln The navigation devices made for the 2020 and 2021 model years address an issue that can cause windshield wipers to detach, reduce visibility and lead to potentially hazardous driving conditions .
According to Blue Oval, one of its suppliers used worn tooling components that resulted in the wiper arms being manufactured with shafts that weren’t high enough to fully attach to the motor shafts to which they were mounted. input, which may cause the connection to break when the motors are turned on. This can result in the wiper arm not moving or just operating intermittently.
Ford said in its defect report: “Abrasive wear of the wiper bar tool core at the supplier results in an insufficient wiper bar tooth height, which can cause the swingarm attachment to break when it is installed. for use with some higher torque wiper motors”. NHTSA. “Possible symptoms include slow or erratic wiping speed of the driver or passenger’s wiper arm. Improperly operated wipers can reduce speed.
visibility under certain conditions, which may increase the risk of an accident. “
Ford says these vehicles are not made to order by VIN, so while not all of the nearly 653,000 vehicles have poor wipers, all of them are suspected until proven otherwise. is safe. Ford will notify owners of the recall campaign beginning in May.