Recall Alert: 2011 Ford F-Series Trucks

Recall Alert: 2011 Ford F-Series

Ford is recalling 14,737 F-Series pickup trucks and chassis cabs and Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers from the 2011 model year because of a defect in the body control module, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects 2011 F-150 pickups built between Nov. 3 and Nov. 20; 2011 F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks built between Oct. 28 and Nov. 19; and 2011 Edge and MKX crossovers built between Oct. 25 and Nov. 3. You can check your car’s manufacture date on the sticker inside the driver-side doorjamb.

In the affected vehicles, an electrical short may develop in the body control module and cause a fire. The modules manage vehicle systems from vehicle stability to air conditioning. In this case, a common module is shared between the crossovers and trucks.

Ford says the faulty BCM was manufactured by Lear Corporation in Mexico. The problem was discovered after two F-150 pickups caught fire during manufacturing at Ford's Dearborn Assembly Plant in Michigan. An investigation found that a newly hired operator failed to properly clean a soldering machine during four production shifts from October 25, 2010, to October 30, 2010, resulting tn a small number of printed circuit boards with contaminants that could result in a short circuit in the BCM.

Ford will start notifying owners Jan. 10. Dealers will replace the body control module if necessary for free. For more info, owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.

[Source: NHTSA via Kicking Tires]

Comments

This just keeps getting better and better. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!

That isn't that many. They sell more than that in just one month. Must be a supplier problem

What's even more hilarious ChevyMan is that they are still selling their trucks 2:1 to Chevys lol

Mike, this says we have twice as many idiots buying Ford as those buying Chevy.

Ford is not starting 2011 off very good foot with this recall and the soon to be thousands of recalls on the minivans it is an ugly start. It is never good to be in the hole from the beginning.

What???? Ford has a recall??? Is That possible??? This is going to shock the ford fans here on this forum. Lou will be devastated for sure. Lous says that ford trucks are the bestest trucks in the world. This is simply unbelievable!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

@ mike levine, my question is why are all the manufacturers waiting till jan to do recalls, just to help bottom lines or what? Ford and gm are both waiting to recall vehicles till Jan that just reading the details, could be serious, ford-fire, gm-axles locking up and airbag notworking.

Ford had around 500,000 vehicles recalled this year. GM around 4,000,000. They were behind Toyota in recall kings.

LOL at all the GM nutswingers

look 4 posts down about the Chevy recall...

Two F150s caught fire. Damn, those F150s are HOT!!

at least they acknowledge that there's a problem. Some manufactures would pass the buck or throw blind eye at it like GM has done with it's speedo problems, bcm's, leaking intake manifold gaskets etc.



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