2015-2017 Ford F-150, 2017 F-250/F-350: Recall Alert

2017 Ford F150

2017 Ford F-150

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 90,000 model-year 2015-17 Ford F-150 crew-cab pickup trucks built at the Dearborn Assembly Plant in Michigan and at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri between July 20, 2015, and June 16, 2017, and approximately 28,000 model-year 2017 Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickups built at the Kentucky Truck Plant between Oct. 20, 2015, and June 16, 2017. The 2017 Ford F-150 is also involved in another recall regarding airbag inflators; for more information on that click here.

The Problem: A weak rivet may allow separation of the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle from its mounting bracket during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the thickness of the left rear seat belt buckle assembly rivet head and will replace the seat belt buckle assembly if the rivet is found to be inadequate.

What Owners Should Do: Ford has not yet released an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more information.

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Comments

Oh boy, here we go again!

Probably a Military grade rivet coming loose.

HAHAHA! Only thing Ford is #1 at is recalls from their cheap Chinese parts!!!!!!!!!

I wonder if it's still safer to ride in the LR of an affected Ford truck compared to a GM crew cab? The Crew cab GM trucks only received marginal crash test ratings. The good news, if you drop a 50lb 1976 snap on tool box in the bed of your Chivy truck, it won't get a hole!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V5WGkRZQOU

JohhnyGMGRETTA, pay special attention from the 2:10 to 2:36 mark on the video. You're welcome!

https://youtu.be/rAbmF_tW808

SUCKERS!

JohhnyGMGRETTA, pay special attention from the 2:10 to 2:36 mark on the video. You're welcome!


Posted by: 2.7EcoboostRoost | Aug 31, 2017 6:01:12 PM

Them f@g$ are too poor to pay attention. Why even waste time on such scum of earth. Useless, let them be, they show their ignorance by just typing, no need to respond to these low-lives.

GARBAGE IS WORST THE AN FORD. JUST TO MENTION A FEW RECALLS IGNITION SWITCHES, PISTON SLAPS, SHAKY SHAKY , REAR DIFF. SO WHAT THOSE GARBAGE MOTORS FAN GIRLS ARE BARKING ABOUT.

I sense some schoolgirlish type hurt feelings...

so where are all the GM fans claiming this website is bias towards Ford and only post positive Ford news?

FORD BUILDS LOT'S OF GARBAGE, THIS IS NOT REALLY NEWS.
AS A OWNER YOU GET USED TO GOING BACK TO THE DEALER FOR THIS STUFF, JUST PART OF OWNING FORD GARBAGE. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a much welcome diversion from our faulty killing ignition switch issue , unsolvable shaking and the ridiculous off center steering columns.

@Nitro, Frank, David, Jane Doe and 2.7 : Sorry you have to continually defend the F-sisters.

Thank You Ford for pointing out and correcting this safety problem instead of covering it up like GM and Toyota did with more serious problems with key switches, failed throttle pedals , air bag failures and rusted frames.

Ford junk woooooooooo!

https://youtu.be/mCKgWltZL5c

Woo woo!

@Nitro, Frank, David, Jane Doe and 2.7 : Sorry you have to continually defend the F-sisters.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Aug 31, 2017 11:44:21 PM

LOL. So you stir the pot and I hurt your feelings with more facts that the GM trucks aren't engineered real safe. You pointed out the recall of a possible bad rivet, which is a fact, and I pointed out GM's are not designed very well from a crash test rating which is also a fact. A rivet is easier to inspect/replace than installing a roll cage, but hey man, you have that option to feel as safe as a back seat passenger in a Ford does. It's all good buddy. I honestly hope GM gets the shake out of the 19' model. Some of my buddies like GM trucks. I hope Ford does better at catching things like this before they reach the market.

I hope Ford does better at catching things like this before they reach the market.

Posted by: 2.7EcoboostRoost | Sep 1, 2017 5:50:56 AM

Good luck with that.

The pursuit of perfection is never ending. Every engineer knows this.

LOVE
FORD!

Wow, how can you guys defend this anymore Ford fanboys? Next time get a real truck.

Thank You Ford for pointing out and correcting this safety problem instead of covering it up like GM and Toyota did with more serious problems with key switches, failed throttle pedals , air bag failures and rusted frames.


Posted by: Tom#3 | Sep 1, 2017 12:44:24 AM

Ford finally does an actual voluntary recall for the first time and suddenly they're saints? Apparently you don't remember the time Ford lied and covered up:
- Ford transmissions that pop out of park and rolled over owners (1000+ deaths and injuries)
- Ford Escape cruise control defect that Ford hid for years
- F-150 cruise control fires that burnt down countless homes
- Explorer rollovers caused by junk suspension design
- Bronco II rollovers causee by junk suspensiin design
- Ford's own ignition switch coverup where ignition switches caused deadly fires (Ford covered it up for 15+ years)
- Crown Vics with exploding gas tanks that have killed dozens of officers
- Ignition modules that cause deadly stalls
- Door hinges that Ford didn't want to recall until the Feds forced them to
- F-150 Ecoboosts with sudden brake failures that Ford won't recall
- who could forget the legendary Pinto!

I could keep going but you get the idea.

@GMSRGREAT didn't GM recall 691,000 trucks on Aug 4th and another 30,000 on Aug 11th ? So

this why you don't buy a ford that a fact pice of shi pickup

didn't GM recall 691,000 trucks on Aug 4th and another 30,000 on Aug 11th ? So


Posted by: David | Sep 1, 2017 1:08:36 PM

A software update for a sub-5 mph electric steering glitch is pretty minor when compared to a recall for weak rivets Ford used to mount the belt that's intended to save your life in a crash.

I own 8 Fords trucks, 2x-350's, 2x-250's 4x-150's and and have had minimal problems using these trucks for commercial use day-in-and-day-out. Most of them I bought brand-new from the dealer and have never been back to the dealer for a single problem. Well-built product! Ford rocks!

Then you haven't owned a 6-blow (6.0) or 6.4 Powerjoke. Talk about cheap, made to fail junk! Then there's the 5.4 Triton. What a piece of junk! Broken timing chain guides, junk timing chain tensioners, cheap invertes tooth timing chains, junk rockers, junk valve seats, junk oil pumps Ford snaked their way out of fixing, junk cam phasers, junk spark plugs, junk cylinder heads, junk exhaust headers that warp and ctack, etc. Not to mention the 5.4 was an absolute dog for such a huge engine. Then there's the rod knocking 5.0 Coyote, the Ecobust with stretched timing chains and cheap junk turbos, the 6.2 with junk oil pumps and water pumps that fail out of the blue and sendnthevradiator fan flying into the radiator, the new 5.2 Voodoo complete with rod knock and massive oil burning issues (like a quart every 500 miles kind of bad), 2.7 Ecoboosts that burn so much oil you gotta top off the oil before you try to drive it to the dealer, etc.

Suuuure Ford engines are sooo reliable HAHAHA

I guess all you people who own a GM product forgot about the biggest issue of all. The biggest BAIL OUT in history. A company that went Bankrupt, one if the largest companies in the world had to be saved by the Government. To all of you Ford Haters out there think about how many times has Ford been bailed out? I would like to say 0, zero times. What about the fact that Ford trucks still to this day own the market. What is it now like 30 something years in a row. In fact Ford trucks were for many years the #1 selling vehicle in the nation. The comment about the power stroke was true. At the time Ford wasn't building it's own diesel, they were built by International, which for along time was an incredible motor 7.3L Power Stroke. And to my knowledge not 1 Truck manufacturer produced or still produces an in house diesel except for Ford. It will say Ford Power Stroke not Cummins or Catipillar

"What about the fact that Ford trucks still to this day own the market. What is it now like 30 something years in a row. In fact Ford trucks were for many years the #1 selling vehicle in the nation." - Daniel

McDonalds has had the best selling hamburger for nearly as long. Doesn't have anything to with the quality of the burger they sell. Does Beyonce make the best music? I heard she sells a ton of music each year.

Dirt cheap, low margin fleet sales has helped Ford stay on top year after year.


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"The comment about the power stroke was true. At the time Ford wasn't building it's own diesel, they were built by International, which for along time was an incredible motor 7.3L"

Yep and year after year Ford kept putting 6.0's and 6.4's in Superduty trucks and charged a ton of money for them. The junk 5.4 Triton was the same deal. Junk year after year. Ever wonder why some of us might be a little sour on Ford trucks?

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"And to my knowledge not 1 Truck manufacturer produced or still produces an in house diesel except for Ford. It will say Ford Power Stroke not Cummins or Catipillar"

Posted by: Daniel | Sep 1, 2017 8:33:23 PM

The Duramax has always been built in Ohio, in a plant owned by GM.
http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/company_info/facilities/powertrain/dmax.html

Sure,Isuzu, known for their well designed diesel engines, helped design the Duramax, but that's no different than Ford's 6.7, which is based on a European engine design. And while the Powerstroke 6.7 is built in-house, but Ford chose to send those jobs to Mexico.

I sense some schoolgirlish type hurt feelings

@Daniel
I guess all you people who own a GM product forgot about the biggest issue of all. The biggest BAIL OUT in history. A company that went Bankrupt, one if the largest companies in the world had to be saved by the Government. To all of you Ford Haters out there think about how many times has Ford been bailed out? I would like to say 0, zero times.

Daniel this for you!

https://www.quora.com/Why-does-Ford-Motor-Company-continue-to-hold-onto-its-5-9-billion-U-S-taxpayer-loan-at-25-interest-when-all-other-auto-manufacturers-in-the-U-S-have-already-repaid-their-bailout-loans-and-federal-assistance

@Brawndo,
GM people throwing stones from their glass houses again....

Remember the ingenious outside the frame rail fuel tanks? The good news is GM had great reasoning to not change that known defect:

"At the heart of GM’s resistance to improving the safety of its fuel systems was a cost benefit analysis done by Edward Ivey which concluded that it was not cost effective for GM to spend more than $2.20 per vehicle to prevent a fire death. (Attachment N.) When deposed about his cost benefit analysis, Mr. Ivey was asked whether he could identify a more hazardous location for the fuel tank on a GM pickup than outside the frame. Mr. Ivey responded, “Well yes…You could put in on the front bumper.” (Video: “Ed Ivey Deposition,” Attachment O is a copy of this portion of the deposition.) GM was able to hide all this evidence and much more from the public until the early 1990’s when leaks in GM’s secrecy dam started and the Center for Auto Safety began to focus in on the defect."

https://www.autosafety.org/history-gm-side-saddle-gas-tank-defect/

Reality is they all have problems. GM people in their envy of Ford being the #1 selling brand of trucks just continuously open their mouth and insert their foot. You should love Ford. They are killing it with F-Series sales. Your forthcoming truck will be better because of it. You might actually get engine options across a broad range. You might get more choice! Then again, it's GM, choice might cost too much.

GM guys are a joke.

I think papajim misses the point. First, half the management today were there leading up to bankruptcy. Barra and Ruess were there.

Second, I feel that the whole industry is in a secular bear market that started last year. I would prefer to go with Toyota or Honda if I'm investing.

Third, everyone knows, or should know who is investing in auto stocks that an auto company of today will be very very different than a successful company of ten years from now. Sales are declining and will remain in the decline from some time... why? 1) Cars last a hell of a long time today - ie well built 2) We have all been told that driver-less cars and affordable electric is just around the corner - that may or may not be true - but people feel no need to rush out and buy the "current list of new models" or the the latest and greatest... ie a 2008 Cadillac is not a hell of a lot different than a 2017 Cadillac ... save for the cosmetics and a few tech or mechanical improvements here and there... Still, it's not the difference between a 2008 iPhone 3 and the upcoming iPhone 8 - night in day in the technology it uses, including LTE etc.... to the point that iPhone 3 is near obsolete. So people get technology... and they are waiting for a car company to give them the car equivalent iPhone 8 before they rush out in droves and buy again - Now its just buy as you absolutely need them.

This is all why Tesla stock has done so well - you look at those revenues, PE etc., and you go "My god, are those investors insane?"... Likely not if they intend to hold on for twenty years... but no telling what it will do tomorrow or a year from now, could be punishing. On the other hand, there is no "WOW" coming out of GM, Ford or the others... so they languish... I am an investor in GM because I believe they get it, but they need to do more in terms of pushing their vision of the future and stop being so concerned with pleasing Wall Street every quarter... that will only get them so far before they end up with no future and Tesla and those like them become the GM's of the 21st century. So for now - I wait and see - and I hope that GM begins to activity promote their future vision and does some WOW-ing... BTW I drove a GM Bolt and I must say I was very disappointed, it was a good electric... but it felt and looked cheap... they really need to hire away those Tesla designers or get some like them. So we will see.
I think all of this misses the point. First, everyone knows, or should know who is investing in auto stocks that an auto company of today will be very very different than a successful company of ten years from now. Sales are declining and will remain in the decline from some time... why? 1) Cars last a hell of a long time today - ie well built 2) We have all been told that driver-less cars and affordable electric is just around the corner - that may or may not be true - but people feel no need to rush out and buy the "current list of new models" or the the latest and greatest... ie a 2008 Cadillac is not a hell of a lot different than a 2017 Cadillac ... save for the cosmetics and a few tech or mechanical improvements here and there... Still, it's not the difference between a 2008 iPhone 3 and the upcoming iPhone 8 - night in day in the technology it uses, including LTE etc.... to the point that iPhone 3 is near obsolete. So people get technology... and they are waiting for a car company to give them the car equivalent iPhone 8 before they rush out in droves and buy again - Now its just buy as you absolutely need them.

This is all why Tesla stock has done so well - you look at those revenues, PE etc., and you go "My god, are those investors insane?"... Likely not if they intend to hold on for twenty years... but no telling what it will do tomorrow or a year from now, could be punishing. On the other hand, there is no "WOW" coming out of GM, Ford or the others... so they languish... I am an investor in GM because I believe they get it, but they need to do more in terms of pushing their vision of the future and stop being so concerned with pleasing Wall Street every quarter... that will only get them so far before they end up with no future and Tesla and those like them become the GM's of the 21st century. So for now - I wait and see - and I hope that GM begins to activity promote their future vision and does some WOW-ing...

BTW I drove a GM Bolt and I must say I was very disappointed, it was a good electric... but it felt and looked cheap... they really need to hire away those Tesla and Honda designers or get some like them. So we will see. Buy Honda.

???Gas pedal and steering wheel vibrates on 2015 3.5 eco crew cab 6.5 bed. I have balanced the rear driveshaft.. it was out 40grams on one end and balanced tires. It has helped a little but has not solved the vibration. Ford for some reason does not have an answer to this problem. Do any of you guys have any ideas?



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