Recall Alert: 2017 Ford Super Duty

Super Duty 1 II

 

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,100 model-year 2017 Ford Super Duty pickup trucks built at the Kentucky Truck Plant between Aug. 10 and Sept. 17

The Problem: A missing fuel tank strap reinforcement could allow the tank to move and dislodge, potentially leading to a fuel leak and, in the presence of an ignition source, increase the risk of fire.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the pickups for the presence of a reinforcement bracket at the front of the fuel tank; if the bracket is missing they will install it at no cost to owners.

What Owners Should Do: An owner notification schedule has not yet been released; owners can call Ford at 800-392-3673 for more info.

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Comments

Queue pathetic remarks from jealous Ford-haters in 3-2-1...

Looks like the gas tank strap reinforcement installer was on vacation for 3 weeks and nobody noticed, things happen...

Wow, that was quick!

A Ford with a risk of fire? You don't say!

Dave, I think you mean 5 weeks.

QC must have been on vacation too!

This design of Truck has been highly susceptible to Fires.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/hot-news-2016-ford-f-series-super-duty-prototype-catches-fire-explodes/

This design of Truck has been highly susceptible to Fires.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/hot-news-2016-ford-f-series-super-duty-prototype-catches-fire-explodes/
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 21, 2016 3:25:42 PM

Yeah!

Spied: Camouflaged 2016 Super Duty Catches Fire
Posted by Mark Williams | August 4, 2014

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2014/08/spied-camouflaged-2016-super-duty-catches-fire.html

Ford and fire go hand in hand

Ford and Fire both start with F

And now for the rest of the story...

Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries.

Educate yourself.

And now for the rest of the story...

Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries.

Educate yourself.


Posted by: Dave Z. | Dec 21, 2016 6:05:08 PM


99% of them that post here are not educated. You should already expect this from them.

That why you call a human herror but no worries that's why they cought on time not like gover motors ignition switc recall that killed a few people.

I don't think they forget it a f up they did ,,

They caught it quickly and there have been no problems. Meanwhile the FCA shifter has been going on for how many years and has caused how many deaths?

Did ford start replacing those 850, 000 defective master brake cylinders ?
It has been a year already.

Here's the Ford fire sale,
http://www.autoblog.com/2016/12/21/ford-super-duty-taurus-explorer-flex-fire-recall/

This is a start, but where is the Nov 8th 2017 Ford super duty recall. Where the 6.7L diesels could leak fuel you never posted/covered?

http://fordauthority.com/2016/11/2017-ford-f-series-super-duty-fuel-leak-recall/

Two potential fire recalls for Ford's new Superduty. Did Ford not analyze the data they acquired from the prototype fire?

99% of them that post here are not educated. You should already expect this from them.

Posted by: Frank | Dec 21, 2016 6:11:46 PM

Make that 98% is the usual uneducated culprits gmsucks/johnny doeby :-)

Make that 98% is the usual uneducated culprits gmsucks/johnny doeby :-)

Posted by: Lionel | Dec 21, 2016 9:36:26 PM

How was my post uneducated? It's a proven fact, they were recalled for it, and it wasn't posted on this site. All facts bud.

You know whats funny? Is all these Ford haters drive government bail-out vehicles! I also get a kick out of Chevy/GMC knocking Ford for aluminum bodys!!! What the heck are they going to do when they bring out their aluminum trucks? Also all the Ford haters, 43% of all 3/4 tonnes that are registered is Ford!!!

@Fastest on race day!
Maybe in your village.

43% of all 3/4 tonnes that are registered is Ford!!!
Posted by: Fastest on race day! | Dec 21, 2016 11:29:27 PM

And 75% of those Superduties are in the junk yard after their 6.blow puked its guts out. The rest either have their cab suspended in air or are sitting in government lots.

The person working on the assem line isn't a mechanical engineer and has no idea why that gas tank strap is needed.

If I was a Ford pickup owner my biggest worry would be the wiring harness that's being eaten by mice and rats cause the outside cover of the harness is food to them cause it's soy based.

ask any Ford, Honda and Toyota mechanic how many wiring harness's they replaced

This is just a strap "reinforcement" which amounts to a small plastic sleeve that goes over the band clamp that holds the fuel cell into place. 75% of the Super Duties are made in the Diesel variety. Diesel has a much lower risk for fire than gas, so that's good.
If this was allowed to go unattended for a few years the straps would have wore through the tanks. Then there would be problems.
I own one of these 2017 Super Duty trucks, and I have to say it's the nicest vehicle that I've ever owned, and to be fair, I've owned Chevy and Dodge diesels in the past.

This is just a strap "reinforcement" which amounts to a small plastic sleeve that goes over the band clamp that holds the fuel cell into place. 75% of the Super Duties are made in the Diesel variety. Diesel has a much lower risk for fire than gas, so that's good.
If this was allowed to go unattended for a few years the straps would have wore through the tanks. Then there would be problems.
I own one of these 2017 Super Duty trucks, and I have to say it's the nicest vehicle that I've ever owned, and to be fair, I've owned Chevy and Dodge diesels in the past.

99% of them that post here are not educated. You should already expect this from them.

Posted by: Frank | Dec 21, 2016 6:11:46 PM

Make that 98% is the usual uneducated culprits gmsucks/johnny doeby :-)

Posted by: Lionel | Dec 21, 2016 9:36:26 PM

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The irony of the first posters comments is undeniable, and then the second commentor selflessly offers himself as an example. Too funny !

Glad they caught it and will fix it without government intervention. No one injured no damage as of yet. Not even a design issue an honest mistake in assembly. Pay closer attention on the line.

If only ALL recalls by ALL manufacturers were for less than 10,000 units, caught by the manufacturer, issued by the manufacturer voluntarily BEFORE anyone was hurt or anything damaged, and fixed right the first time. The entire industry would be a much better place.

they caught it good job, remember when gm knew about an issue and did nothing? people perished....not good

they caught it good job, remember when gm knew about an issue and did nothing? people perished....not good

Posted by: Nitro | Dec 22, 2016 7:20:36 AM

Agreed, and remember the Exploding Pinto and Explorer ? What about the Ford transmission not holding in park? I remember those and unfortunately people died any many suffered life changing injuries. Hopefully, we won't experience these types of attempted cover - ups again.

Nicely doen GMS, admitting GM screwed up and agreeing with a job well done for ford

Did ford start replacing those 850, 000 defective master brake cylinders ?
It has been a year already. Honest mistake my az.
Ford didn't caught it without a government intervention, it's defective ,it caused a damage and injuries, it's major truck component and still hasn't been fix after one year .
I agree, that this is just a strap, but brakes ? Don't give me this Ford honesty view.
They are greedy, like mexico police and do nothing to protect people.

How was my post uneducated? It's a proven fact, they were recalled for it, and it wasn't posted on this site. All facts bud.
Posted by: johnny doe | Dec 21, 2016 10:10:41 PM

Let me educate you. It wasn't posted because it wasn't for a pickup truck or a van. It was a chasis cab. If it was for pickups or pickups and chasis cabs they then would have picked it up. What's more there were only 150. Get over it and stop obsessing about it.

Nicely doen GMS, admitting GM screwed up and agreeing with a job well done for ford

Posted by: Nitro | Dec 22, 2016 8:52:13 AM

Typical, "I have my FORD blinders on" response. Not acknowledging FORD's horrid past.

@gms, thats why i was so surprised yo u actually came around and agreed with me, that Ford did a nice job with this, unlike GM's key issues in the past....This is the first step to realizing that Ford is #1 for a reason, and Chevy, GMC twins will never really pass the 40 year in a row mark, glad you are finally coming around, welcome aboard.

FORD IS THE FIRE RECALL KING!!!!!!!!!

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/f150_fires.htm

Ford recalls 1.1 million trucks for fuel tank fire risks
1997-2004

Some things never change.

Let me get this straight, an assembly line worker forgets to add the strap and you people rag on Ford.

That worker is a Chevy Guy.

@Nitro, Cheap fleet sale numbers has nothing to do with quality.

FORD IS A FIRE WAITING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN. DO SOME RESEARCH AND GET BACK TO ME FAN BOY.

FORD IS THE FIRE RECALL KING!!!!!!!!!

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/f150_fires.htm

Ford recalls 1.1 million trucks for fuel tank fire risks
1997-2004

Some things never change.

FORD IS THE FIRE RECALL KING!!!!!!!!!

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/f150_fires.htm

Ford recalls 1.1 million trucks for fuel tank fire risks
1997-2004

Some things never change.

FORD IS THE FIRE RECALL KING!!!!!!!!!

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/f150_fires.htm

Ford recalls 1.1 million trucks for fuel tank fire risks
1997-2004

Some things never change.

This is the first step to realizing that Ford is #1 for a reason,.....

Posted by: Nitro | Dec 22, 2016 12:25:23 PM

Actually I have realized Fords accomplishments for some years now. In fact , not only are they #1 but amazingly #2 also.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/27/autos/biggest-auto-recalls/

Nice try johnny, I mean gms, #1 selling for going on 40 years now, look that up, and then remind yourself a GM guy can never complain and bash another manufactures recalls, after what GM did to all those people, remember, they didnt recall anything and knew there was a problem and completely disregarded life, for that, you cant say anything about others who actually use recalls to save lives....ok Johnny? I mean GMS?

@Nitro. You seem like good guy , you're just batting for the wrong team. My gift to you this Christmas season would be to encourage you to pay more attention to your wifes automotive choices. She seems to know something you obviously don't. Merry Christmas!

@gms, we first have to see if it will hold up, the last few GM's she had, were horrible, and I warned her about this one, past ones: 2008 equinox-CRAP 2004 Pontiac Grand am GT-CRAP, 2000 pontiac sunfire-CRAP

@ Nitro: The Camaro will treat her just fine. I guarantee it. Besides, it was made to be beat on. The car that is.

Let me get this straight, an assembly line worker forgets to add the strap and you people rag on Ford.

That worker is a Chevy Guy.

Posted by: Frank | Dec 22, 2016 12:32:17 PM

The badge on the grille says "FORD".

I was gonna say you were meant to beat on

Posted by: Nitro | Dec 22, 2016 1:49:13 PM

How has that been working for you?

Nice try johnny, I mean gms, #1 selling for going on 40 years now, look that up, and then remind yourself a GM guy can never complain and bash another manufactures recalls, after what GM did to all those people, remember, they didnt recall anything and knew there was a problem and completely disregarded life, for that, you cant say anything about others who actually use recalls to save lives....ok Johnny? I mean GMS?
Posted by: Nitro | Dec 22, 2016 12:42:47 PM
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http://www.autosafety.org/ford-tfi-module-national-class-settlement/

Twenty-two million Ford vehicles made from 1983 through 1995 have defective ignition modules that may cause the vehicle to stall and die on the highway at any time. Failure at highway speeds can cause the driver to lose control or even result in a stalled vehicle being hit by a truck. Some models had failure rates as high as 90%.

Rather than bearing the expense of moving the TFI module to a cooler location away from the engine, a solution that Ford engineers recommended to management for years, Ford decided to employ a less costly solution: to leave the module on the distributor, but make it last long enough to function during the warranty period, thereby forcing consumers to bear the cost of post-warranty failures that Ford knew would continue to occur in large numbers.

Despite an extraordinary number of complaints from consumers, Ford managed to conceal the TFI problem from government regulators. From 1983 through 1989 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted five separate investigations into stalling complaints by Ford customers. In response to these investigations, Ford concealed what it knew about the TFI problem and persuaded NHTSA to close each investigation without taking action. As a result of the class action, NHTSA opened an investigation in 1997, in which it concluded that Ford had withheld key documents during earlier investigations. By then, the 8-year statute of limitations on NHTSA’s authority to order a recall had expired, preventing NHTSA from taking any meaningful enforcement action.

Brick sounds about right, Ford is nothing but crooks.

Ok but I said pickups or vans, or pickups and chassis.

The two Ram recalls are for pickups and chassis. I don't follow the F-650 Medium Duty and cutaway vans because I'm not in the market for those.

If they missed this minor recall, keep in mind I know they have missed GM recalls before, too, ie. the 2014 Silverado.

For the 2014 Silverado GM had about 6 recalls by this time. The Super Duty pickup only has 1 AFAIK.



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