Recall Alert: 2014 Ford F-150

2014FordF150recall

Vehicles Affected: About 4,700 2014 Ford F-150 pickup trucks, with more than 90 percent of which are in the hands of dealers or in transit. The affected vehicles were built between May 26 through June 19, 2014, at both the Dearborn, Mich., and Kansas City, Mo., assembly plants.

The Problem: The affected vehicles may have a motor-position sensor magnet in the steering gear improperly located and/or installed by the supplier. The defect could lead to impaired steering or loss of control, which could cause a crash.

The Fix: Ford will replace the steering gear free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Ford is advising its customers to contact their local Ford dealer as soon as possible to determine if their vehicle is part of the recall.

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Comments

This is a very serious one. Could you even think of what would happen if you lost your steering at highway speeds? I wonder if there was an accident that caused this recall or if Ford caught it at their factory testing?

The recall is affecting a mere 4700 vehicles, that were built between may 26 and june 19. I wouldn't be surprised if almost none of these vehicles are in customer's hands.

This isn't a "very serious one" at all. Yes, if there were more affected vehicles built long ago that were actually in customer's hands. But that's not the case

Just 260 are in customer's hands and this is not a new recall its an expansion of a previous. There hasn't been a F-150 recall in a long time.

Just another unsafe Ford piece of junk. Toyota Tundra not have recall like this.

Well, this was unexpected.....

Hey Bruce, not in customers hands? Would they already be at a used car lot? Seems like all Ford trucks end up "on the line" at some lot.

Customer: "Is that 2014 F-150 that I'm interested in affected by the steering recall I read about on PUTC?
Ford Salesman: "I don't know, but if it isn't will you buy it today"?

UAW doing a bang up job as usual. lol

Crap happens

@johnny doe

You're right, and at GM, Ford and Dodge it seems to happen A LOT! LMFAO!

Those who blame the UAW for this mess are correct, it is entirely the UAW's fault.

Anyone who wishes to support the view of DiM need to provide sources and links.

I have no time for people who choose to make up facts.

If you make a statement, you have the burden of proof.

"How aluminum is alloyed gives it unique properties"

@Big Al

Does this statement not apply to steel? Isn't steel the alternative that Ford used all these years?

More professorial BS, brought to you in flaming color by Big Al!

@Diesel/bruce/JP/TundraMan/Warazawanga/Cooper/Tom#3/Ray/johnny doe/Joey/Big Al from Oz or whoever you want to call yourself.

Quit the crap, really.

It's getting long in the tooth.

You want to debate, but it has to be on your terms.

Learn to debate with good information, then we might be able to have a decent debate.

Opinions are good, but if they are only your view to support the UAW, then how good are they. Look at what you guys have done to Detroit.

Terror tactics (union tactics) don't work on me.

If PUTC wants the UAW or whatever to control this site I suppose it's their decision.

It's not kids like I've been told by PUTC.

@papa jim

Keep the crap up, really.

It's NOT getting long in the tooth.

You want to debate, but it has to be on your terms. And that's okay by me.

I need to learn to debate with good information, then we might be able to have a decent debate.

Opinions are good, but if they are only your view to support the UAW, then how good are they? VERY GOOD. Look at what you guys have done to Detroit. You've made it awesome!

Terror tactics (small truck/diesel tactics) don't work on me.

If PUTC wants the UAW or whatever to control this site I suppose it's their decision.

WOW a Ford recall and its just like all the others that's been announced. Not very big at all. Little Bitty hemi v8 said it best, instead of ram Ford is stepping up and taking care of business and making sure they're trucks are taken care of and are no danger to the public. Job well done Ford.

I was expecting more posts from the Rambo tribe and the GM faithful.
Just the usual from the left wing liberal arts major who can't come up with a blog name of his own.

@Lou BC

Quit the crap, really.

It's getting long in the tooth.

You want to debate, but it has to be on your terms.

Learn to debate with good information, then we might be able to have a decent debate.

Opinions are good, but if they are only your view to support the UAW, then how good are they. Look at what you guys have done to Detroit.

Terror tactics (union tactics) don't work on me.

If PUTC wants the UAW or whatever to control this site I suppose it's their decision.

It's not kids like I've been told by PUTC.

@Big Al from Tijuana - perhaps you and liberal arts major can go out for a beer together after your shift at Walmart.

You can compare notes and plan your next move up the chain of command. I'm sure that if you both applied yourselves you could move into a nice stable sanitation job at a men's shelter.

Isn't there some sort of "Occupy" Rally you could go to?

They always need dead weight to occupy space.

@Lou_BC

What's wrong with people who work at Wal-Mart? You sound like a liberal elitist.

@Raymond - Walmart is great if you think that 18 cents on the dollar of the Chinese stuff they sell is purchased with food stamps.

and

Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance.

Remove the 1%'ers from the equation and look at areas like health and education and the USA is comparable to most third world countries.

Go tour Detroit or New Orleans and get back to me on what you see.

@Lou BC

Quit the crap, really.

It's getting long in the tooth.

There is nothing wrong with people that work at Walmart.

There is something that is wrong with people that lay on their fat arse in their mother's basement and don't work. That sounds like you as often as you post here.

Wow, the comments section continues to deteriorate. It is sad to see the neglect by PUTC staff in this area.

I don't think there is any reason not to have a secure login for commenting. Virtually all other sites have some type of account system for commenting that is attached to a single email address.

PUTC does not have anything to lose by implementing this. The biannual "slap on the wrist" approach works for a week or so, but it isn't long before the trolls come right back.

Until some form of secure login is implemented, the sad truth is trolling, multi-posting and flaming are to be expected. Some of us try to provide useful and thoughtful commentary, but is all too quickly overrun by the trolls.

I can hear Hemi V-8 about burning Fords. It is a hot topic for him. Recalls are a regular occurrence with every manufacture.

I don't know about every truck getting regular recalls. According to the PUTC recall tab there hasn't been a F-150 recall in over 2 years. May 2012 was the last one - for an air bag software. They might have missed one but it's far from regularly occuring recalls on F-150.

No.....tundra's never have recalls......like frames rusting in half, driveshafts snapping, gas pedals sticking and tire pressure monitors failing.........that were all recalled...

The 2015 F-150 will use laminated side door glass where the 2014 uses tempered glass.
Plus the side air bags will be inside the doors instead of in the seats.
Question:
Can you explain why Ford is going with laminated side glass with the air bags in the doors and what that has to do with the aluminum body?

I bet even the intelligent Lou BC can't figure that out.

Ford’s EPS is both a joke and dangerous. This combined with the constant rattle snap popping for thousands of owners should have incurred a mandated recall for virtually all of the 2011 and 2012 F150s. The extreme electrically induced torque steer on out F150 could not be fixed by the dealer in 4 trips in one year.

@Tundraman

LOL OH NO Toyota doesn't have any problems LMFAOROF

To TundraMan. Toyota has had massive recalls the likes of which have never been seen in the F150 line of trucks...

@tundraman, "Just another unsafe Ford piece of junk. Toyota Tundra not have recall like this.


Posted by: TundraMan | Jun 25, 2014 2:01:49 PM

YOUR RIGHT TOYOTA DOESN'T JUST HAVE RECALLS.

THEY HAVE MASSIVE ONES


"Toyota Launches Massive New Safety Recalls In Shadow Of GM's Woes"

There’s no better time to clean house than when your neighbor is being filmed for an episode of Hoarders. That might help explain why Toyota is taking this opportunity to recall more than SIX MILLION vehicles, to fix a variety of safety defects, in what totals one of the biggest recalls in automotive history."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalebuss/2014/04/09/toyota-launches-massive-new-safety-recalls-in-shadow-of-gms-woes/

You see, this is why I don't talk trash about recalls because NO manufacturer is immune to recalls. Me talking trash about another brands recall is just the pot calling the kettle black and being a hypocrite. I am however glad they found it before a bunch of them got in the hands of the public, but I still expect better from Ford as I do with everything else.

It seems people like to play the blame game around here.

The article states that the recalled part was improperly located and/or installed by the "supplier" not the guys/gals in the UAW.

Thus, that would indicate to me it wasn't an assembly line worker/s mistake that did this, but rather the lowest cost bidder supplier Ford elected to use.

Don't blame the hard working assembly line worker or the Wal-mart clerk. Take your blame and use it against the "suits" at Ford. Or, as they are more commonly known, the 1%'ers for this apparent lack of judgement.

@the real mike, AMEN!

@the real mike

Do you watch baseball, football, basketball, movies, or late night shows like David Letterman or Jimmy Fallon? If so then you watch and support the 1%ers because David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, just about every sports player, almost every top movie star are 1%ers. Hell, even most of your top union presidents are considered 1%ers based on their salaries and bonuses along with many union "suits" as you put it being very close to being in the top 2% with salaries well above $200,000. Oh wait, they don't tell you that in union brainwashing school. They just say that every other 1%er is evil, but they aren't. People tend to forget is just like any other cooperation or company. They are in it to make a profit. If they don't make a profit they they don't exist especially with their Presidents and other "suits" making well into the six figures. Why don't you go ask your union President and the rest of his "suits" at his cooperate(as in company) headquarters feel they should make six figures with your union dues while you are making way less then that.

Have you actually even sat down with someone that was a 1%er to know how they are personally or are you just brainwashed by your union to see all 1%ers as evil people as a stereotype? Do you know all 47 million 1%ers in the US to say they are all evil people? You are doing the same thing that you are getting on others for doing which is posting the blame working people. Yes, most of your 1% still actually work and hold jobs. A vast majority of them are small business owners and the ones that I know are among the hardest working and generous people I have met.


BTW, the company that makes that gear is an American company.

@the real Mike - All1 raises some very valuable points.

It is very naïve to assume that Ford engineers are remotely close to being in that top 1%.

In the USA that would be a household income of 250,000 or more.

Those with a professional degree like engineers average around 100,000 per year in the USA.

The median income in the USA is around 43,000 which would be pretty close to what an unskilled (no trade) UAW worker earns per year.

@the real Mike

You are also forgetting that unlike the other trucks makes, the F150 is the most "American Made" truck in the US and tied with the Corvette as the "American Made" vehicle, period. The next pickup out of all vehicles came in at number 11 which was the Toyota Tundra. The GM twins came in at number 22, and the Ram 1500 came in at a dismal 33rd place beating only the Titan in the "half-ton" class. So quit automatically thinking the F-150 is like those other yahoo trucks that get more of their parts over seas.

http://www.american.edu/kogod/autoindex/2014.cfm

Sorry it should be 3.1 million above, not 47 million. Not sure how I missed typed that.

We see all the recalls here, so we automatically think the worst all the time. What I have noticed is all manufacturers have been catching most recalls earlier than normal... or at least coming clean that there is a problem. That's a good thing. Most of the recalls (with exceptions of course) do seem to be smaller these days since they can track parts better and know what days affected parts are being used. Every industry has failures and recalls we just don't hear about most of them because they don't affect us directly. I think most of you need to get over yourself and see it for what it is... a good thing.

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You are also forgetting that unlike the other trucks makes, the F150 is the most "American Made" truck in the US and tied with the Corvette as the "American Made" vehicle, period.
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What I think that chart also shows is that we really do live under a world economy. Knock out all the pure imports at the bottom and who shows up at the bottom? Ford, then GM. Yet, both also sit at the top of the chart. Chrysler, now being a Fiat company doesn't surprise me that it falls further down the chart with the RAM, heck the v6 engine was designed by Fiat.

I just think this chart shows how interdependent we are with other companies. This is true in the auto industry, motorcycle industry, and nearly every other industry.

@ALL1

The 99%'ers may have their faults, particularly when it comes to low skill jobs that require limited training like an assembly line worker or (gasp) the average Wal-mart clerk. However, when it comes to the 1%'ers and the 2%'ers right below them, what they do can affect a large number of people and the consequences can often times be lethal if they screw up.

Do you remember the Ford Pinto exploding gas tank fiasco back in the 1970's? This problem was due in large part to a stupid .$02 bracket shield that would've protected the gas tank from exploding during a rear end collision. In their infinite wisdom, Ford decided to eliminate it at the last minute from the Pinto design to reduce production costs.

The engineers originally designed this part to be included on the debut model. Unfortunately, Ford upper management (you know...the "suits"?) killed it because they though it wasn't cost effective. And, if that doesn't make your blood boil, they even performed an "internal" cost/benefit analysis on the typical Pinto consumer for any death/injury lawsuits that would eventually come up if the case went to court. They decided it would be cheaper to pay out the jury award settlements on the spilled blood of the consumer instead of spending $02 per car on the bracket shield to reduce gas tank explosions in rear end collisions.


@Lou BC,

I'm not surprised recalls like this keep happening. If you haven't noticed, there has been a gradual "brain drain" here in this country over the last 30 years. We saw it in the numerous slip ups in the NASA program and we're seeing it here in the automotive industry.

Wait until all these new fangled direct injection engines start reaching the 60K mile interval. The intake valves will be plugged with sticky carbon soot requiring extensive cleaning procedures to run proper again. So, you better get your aftermarket "catch cans" before it's too late. Heaven help us if/when they eventually decide to go to "electric" brakes someday.

@the real mike

Wow, you are unionized brainwashed. Stop drinking the Kool-aid man, do some more research, and don't believe everything someone on the street tells you. If you did some more research then you would know that the "Ford Pinto Memo" that you are referring to was a published by a far left leaning magazine trying to make a name for it's self in it's infancy. It was later found to be a NHTSA document that to promote regulation from the value of human life and actually states so in the bottom of the memo you are referring to. It was also found that the Pinto was not any less safe or prone to more fires than any other car on the road at the time, but by the time this research was performed the damage was already done with people believing the conspiracy theories majorly due to the publicity. This is why the NHTSA at the time did not force Ford to do a recall back then because the statistics of it catching fire was no different than any other car at the time. Ford initiated a self imposed recall not mandated by the NHTSA even though it was no worse than any other car at the time for catching fire based on how many instances occurred versus other vehicles, but the publicity made it out as if it were.

Seriously guy, do some more research and don't believe everything your hard left wing union buddies tell you around the water cooler on your 30th union mandated work break of the day.

Thank God I never signed that union card back than at one of my first jobs. I probably would have been the same "blame everyone else for my problems" union mind controlled drones like the rest of them, and would not have been even close to successful as I am today. I got scowled by the union for working free overtime to train for a position so I can be ready and experienced for it when it came. The union wanted to give the position to the lazy a$$ that did not want to take the time to be ready for the position, but had more seniority than me. Luckily the union was not as strong in that factory back then and they hired me based on the experience I gained from already knowing the job by staying late to learn it. I was also lucky to lived in Texas where it is a "right to work" state and you are not forced to join the union in order to work certain jobs.

@the real Mike - A company's corporate culture "unofficial policy and procedure" has a huge part in how products are released and where cost cutting occurs.
Alan Mulally just stepped down as CEO of Ford and many have said that his biggest achievement was changing the corporate culture. Ford was notorious for having very strong little fiefdoms which squabbled with each other and engineering decisions were determined by the accountants.

The ongoing recall saga at GM is shining a harsh light on their own corporate culture and how ineffectual their corporate structure was and currently is.

Chrysler has been much more adaptable and malleable to change. That most likely stems from their 2 bailouts and ownership by both DaimlerBenz and Fiat.
Marchionne has been very effective at paring down waste and making management more effective. They've been aggressive at improving quality and have delayed launches due to quality control.

I do think that both Ford and FCA are on the right track but GM is still lost in the wilderness.

Indirectly the UAW is part of the picture since unions have their own "culture" and have an effect on how companies do their business.
It is debatable as to whether or not they are a positive force within the auto industry. The UAW has been forced to change and in the context of the auto industry they have done much more harm than good to the industry over the last 30 years.

To all, Do people realize the U.A.W. workers are off quite often.
(due to plant shut downs for new products etc...) So they must have good benefits for people to stay and work for the big 3. If more people had good paying jobs the economy does better. The people that have money will spend money. Unless the parts are falling off these cars and trucks for a recall it's NOT the U.A.W's fault. They assemble the parts they are given.

Bill Ford: UAW Helped Save Ford Motor During Financial Crisis

Friday, 28 Mar 2014 07:04 AM

"While auto companies and labor unions often have adversarial relationships, Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford offers praise of the UAW autoworkers union.

The UAW helped save the company from bankruptcy during the financial crisis, a fate suffered by its competitors General Motors and Chrysler, Ford told CNBC.

Former UAW President Ron Gettelfinger doesn't receive adequate recognition for helping Ford with its financial problems during its "darkest hour," Bill Ford said."
While auto companies and labor unions often have adversarial relationships, Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford offers praise of the UAW autoworkers union.

The UAW helped save the company from bankruptcy during the financial crisis, a fate suffered by its competitors General Motors and Chrysler, Ford told CNBC.

Former UAW President Ron Gettelfinger doesn't receive adequate recognition for helping Ford with its financial problems during its "darkest hour," Bill Ford said.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/Labor-Unions-Ford-Autos/2014/03/27/id/562217#ixzz35tHgXHvE
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@All1, SURE THING BUD. LOL

"On June 9, 1978, Ford Motor Company agreed to recall 1.5 million Ford Pinto and 30,000 Mercury Bobcat sedan and hatchback models for fuel tank design defects which made the vehicles susceptible to fire in the event of a moderate-speed rear end collision. The action was the result of investigations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defect Investigations (Case #C7-38), sparked by a petition from Center for Auto Safety, publicity generated by national publication expose of the hazard (Mother Jones News Magazine, "Pinto Madness" by Mark Dowie, Sept/Oct, 1977) and publicity over the largest punitive damages awarded by a California jury to a young man who had been severely injured in a Pinto fuel tank fire (Grimshaw v Ford).
In April, 1974, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall Ford Pintos due to defects in the design of the strap on gas tank which made it susceptible to leakage and fire in low to moderate speed collisions. The Center's petition was based upon reports from attorneys of three deaths and 4 serious injuries in such accidents. This petition languished in the NHTSA offices until 1977.
In 1977, Mark Dowie of Mother Jones Magazine, using documents in the Center files, published an article reporting the dangers of the fuel tank design, and cited internal Ford Motor Company documents that proved that Ford knew of the weakness in the fuel tank before the vehicle was placed on the market but that a cost/benefit study was done which suggested that it would be "cheaper" for Ford to pay liability for burn deaths and injuries rather than modify the fuel tank to prevent the fires in the first place. Dowie showed that Ford owned a patent on a better designed gas tank at that time, but that cost and styling considerations ruled out any changes in the gas tank design of the Pinto.
Closely following the publication of the Mother Jones article, a jury in Orange County, Calif., awarded Richard Grimshaw $125 million in punitive damages for injuries he sustained while a passenger in a 1971 Pinto which was struck by another car at an impact speed of 28MPH and burst into flames. Although the award was eventually reduced to $3.5 million by the trial judge, the jury's reason for the figure of $125 million was that Ford Motor Company had marketed the Pinto with full knowledge that injuries such as Grimshaw's were inevitable in the Pinto and therefore the punitive damages should be more than Ford had made in profit on the Pinto since its introduction, which was $124 million.

http://www.autosafety.org/ford-pinto-fuel-fed-fires

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Quit the crap, really.

It's getting long in the tooth.

You want to debate, but it has to be on your terms.

Learn to debate with good information, then we might be able to have a decent debate.

Opinions are good, but if they are only your view to support the UAW, then how good are they. Look at what you guys have done to Detroit.

Terror tactics (union tactics) don't work on me.

If PUTC wants the UAW or whatever to control this site I suppose it's their decision.

It's not kids like I've been told by PUTC.

"with the RAM, heck the v6 engine was designed by Fiat."

Uh, wbrisett, how did Fiat have anything to do with designing an engine that was introduced months BEFORE the acquisition happened? Did they design the engine before the "financial crisis" when Chrysler was still owned by Mercedes and give to Chrysler to use before any purchase agreement was complete? Seems foolish for a company to do so, don't you think? Also, since they designed the engine, wouldn't they have made their own vehicles be able to use it earlier than 5 years after the acquisition?

Well Im one of guys the recall does affect,my brand new F 150 that I only had a month had to go in the shop on June 23,as of today July 14 my truck is still in the shop.Ford motor cant get parts for it and they have no idea when the will. So in the meantime Im driving a piece of crap loaner car!

Ford has been the number one selling vehicle for 37yrs running. With all of the fierce competition out there, the only way you can stay on top, is to be the best...the numbers don't lie.

I meant to say the Ford F150, (not all Ford vehicles)



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