2015-2018 Ford F-150: Recall Alert

2015 ford f150 super crew recall1

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.6 million model-year 2015-18 Ford F-150 regular-cab and SuperCrew pickup trucks built from March 12, 2014, through Aug. 23, 2018, at the Dearborn Assembly Plant in Michigan, and from Aug. 20, 2014, through Aug. 23, 2018, at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri.

The Problem: If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as insulation and carpeting within the B-pillar area increasing the risk of fire inside the pickup.

The Fix: Dealers will remove insulation material and wiring harness tape from the B-pillar and install heat-resistant tape to the carpet and its insulation. Dealers will also modify the back interior panels of regular-cab F-150s. All repairs will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford will begin notifying owners Sept. 24. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service and Repair to find a local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Ford F-150.

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Just recall all the Fire-150's before they become engulfed. Shameful.

GUTLESS

GLORYLESS

FLAMES

RAGING FIRES

FORD F-150

GO WITH THE BETTER CHOICE...THE CLASS LEADING 2019
RAM 1500!!

After covering all the new great GM products over the past week or two we are finally getting back to what is most important, alerting Ford owners of recalls on brakes, fires, vehicle roll aways and doors suddenly flying open on their vehicles.

After covering all the new great GM products over the past week or two we are finally getting back to what is most important, alerting Ford owners of recalls on brakes, fires, vehicle roll aways and doors suddenly flying open on their vehicles.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Sep 6, 2018 10:49:24 AM


I tend to agree with you on this. It sure is embarrassing to be a Ford fan these days! At least I'm not a Ford stockholder losing my shirt, however, I do have a truck that could suddenly burst into flames!

This is nuts! It is about time to jump ship and buy that 2019 Ram that I've had my eye on for the last week or two.

Peace out!

1.6 million vehicles x $_________to fix =millions
Ford F series "the best selling recalls "

Fix

Or

Recall

Daily

One day everyone will brighten up and get rid of this garbage.

Ive said it for years. Ford needs to focus on building a GREAT truck instead of thinking they are class leading in everything!

One day everyone will brighten up and get rid of this garbage.

Ive said it for years. Ford needs to focus on building a GREAT truck instead of thinking they are class leading in everything!

Ford must have hired some old FCA employees that were in charge of headliner fires for the 1 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango recall.

https://goo.gl/images/iDgwdz

^^^^

You need a life dude, don't worry about Ford. Why don't you worry about your own truck, you're as lame as they come.

more FAKE news from BA's team at the sheep station

After covering all the new great GM products over the past week or two we are finally getting back to what is most important, alerting Ford owners of recalls on brakes, fires, vehicle roll aways and doors suddenly flying open on their vehicles.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Sep 6, 2018 10:49:24 AM

LOL

more FAKE news from BA's team at the sheep station


Posted by: papajim | Sep 6, 2018 11:32:10 AM


Sheep???


BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


Is that what his username stands for?


LMFAO!!!

Ford must have hired some old FCA employees that were in charge of headliner fires for the 1 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango recall.

Posted by: BA | Sep 6, 2018

LOL Ford and fires have gone hand in hand for several decades. A few guys left Ford for FCA if anything.

This must be why so many people love their Fords.

It's an adventure every time you get in it. The idea of possibly dying every time you start it is built in from the factory!

Get the marketing team to spin that!

"The new Ford Fire F-150. It will take the bore out of the daily commute, If you can get there. If you don't, you still have to make the payments..."

Ok leave the last part out...

One day everyone will brighten up and get rid of this garbage.

Ive said it for years. Ford needs to focus on building a GREAT truck instead of thinking they are class leading in everything!


Posted by: TNTGMC | Sep 6, 2018 11:20:40 AM

Someday I believe I will come on here and see a useful post from you. Clearly, today is NOT the day.

@ johnnydoe

Same to you! Whomever you may be

@ tntgmc You can run but you can't hide. Still no answer.

Ford sales so hot it's like being on fire. Gm sales so slow like being in third place.

diarrhea diarrhea diarrhea cha cha cha

Great job ford, if this was GM, they would wait until people were injured or worse, then say they didnt know about it, again great job, this is one thing that GM should copy Ford on.

ONCE UPON A TIME...
The engines for Ford's model T were made by the Dodge brothers because Ford does not make good engines.
Then Mr. Ford was a big jerk to the Dodge brothers.
Then the Dodge brothers decided to make their own trucks.
Ford has made junk ever after.
THE END.

nitro- I know, GM suck, everyone knows they cant do recalls and leave gm owners to deal with the problem, get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nitro- I know, GM suck, everyone knows they cant do recalls and leave gm owners to deal with the problem, get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: TNTGMC | Sep 6, 2018 1:14:18 PM

why don' t go you post under your own name... buttmunch.

So Ford had another recall, (Which by the way I first posted about on the Colorado Bison thread this morning). The real question is why do people keep paying so much to own a headache? Obviously Ford is not using the money it gouges it's customers to improve the safety and reliability of their product. "Ford, the most innovative deathtrap on the road". Everyone gives the other manufacturers a hard time and accuses them of copying ford. Are they really copying, or are they letting Ford make all the mistakes and waiting to get the idea right?

...Which is why I never wear my seatbelt, unless I really don't want to get pulled over, for whatever reasons that may be...

All jokes aside. I purchased a fire extinguisher for my truck. I recommend everyone else do the same,especially if you have kids in a car seat. As you parents know it can take time unbuckling a child. Just a little peace of mind.

Great job ford, if this was GM, they would wait until people were injured or worse, then say they didnt know about it, again great job, this is one thing that GM should copy Ford on.
Posted by: Nitro | Sep 6, 2018 1:13:15 PM

LOL oh you mean like the time it took Ford several years to slowly recall all the F-150 cruise control fires. And while they were dragging their feet, proud Ford owners and all their children burning to death in their own homes because Ford didn't want to fix a ten cent switch. Or all those different door latch failures that have occurred over the decades because Ford management is too cheap to build a safe vehicle:

"In February 2003, a federal judge in Illinois sanctioned Ford for concealing evidence in a 15-passenger van rollover case. The judge found the company’s behavior to "border on criminal."

"A state district court judge in Zapata County, Texas, fined Ford $44,000 in February for failing to produce documents that exposed engineering and manufacturing defects potentially affecting 4.1 million vehicles sold between 1997 and 2000. The vehicles include the F-150 and F-250 pickups and the Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs."

"Plaintiffs claimed their case was harmed by 28 months of delays by Ford in turning over key evidence, said Jaime Gonzalez, a McAllen, Texas attorney representing the family of Maria Edna Garcia, one of two sisters who died after being ejected in an F-150 rollover crash."

"Ford fought hard to keep the door-handle documents out of the trial."

"Ford engineers pinpointed the problem in March 2000 and concluded it was a safety issue and recommended a recall, the documents show. The company estimated the recall would have cost up to $527 million. Ford executives initially approved a recall, the documents show, before determining that the handles could pass a rarely used alternative safety test."

"Dean, the South Carolina trial attorney, said he first asked for tests and studies about door handle design from Ford in May 2000. He said he was told by Ford that no such information existed."

"Two years later, details of some door-handle tests surfaced in other lawsuits. Dean again asked for the information. Lawyers from Nelson Mullins, Ford’s South Carolina counsel, traveled to Dearborn to help the company’s Office of General Counsel find the documents."

"They returned to court with the depositions and documents that showed that Ford engineers concluded the truck handles were substandard."

Frank Branson, a Texas lawyer who has often tangled with the company, said he “can’t remember encountering a defendant who set about in a more orchestrated way to conceal evidence from the public’s eye and from disclosure in courtrooms.”

Critics say Ford stonewalls not only in court but also in its dealings with regulators. The company has been cited repeatedly by federal officials and judges for withholding information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based advocacy organization, recently asked the Justice Department to investigate what it called Ford’s “practice of willfully concealing safety-related data from courts, regulators and consumers” — a charge Ford called false and irresponsible.

It isn’t clear why Ford approaches litigation the way it does. At a deposition in January, Ford Chairman William Clay Ford Jr. was questioned about a string of cases in which judges had savaged Ford for its conduct. He testified that he was unfamiliar with each of the cases, and said he relied on Ford’s office of general counsel to alert him to matters requiring his personal attention. He described the office’s lawyers as people of “the utmost integrity.”

Lawyers currently or formerly in Ford’s general counsel office didn’t respond to requests for interviews.

To some, it seems obvious what lies behind Ford’s strategy: saving money.

Although sanctions have proven costly to Ford in isolated cases, company critics say its tactics have reduced lawsuits; many plaintiffs’ lawyers are scared off by the prospect of exhausting discovery battles.

Though Ford isn’t unique in embracing this strategy, “they’ve been an outstanding practitioner of it,” said Tom Feaheny, a Ford vice president in the 1970s and ’80s who now testifies as an expert witness against the company. As a result, “an awful lot of plaintiffs go away.”

Ford and other automakers have denounced product litigation as a money grab that tries to shift blame away from people who didn’t wear seat belts or drove while drowsy or drunk. “That’s why we think things are stacked against us,” said a former Ford official who would not speak for attribution.

Vincent Galvin, a San Jose lawyer who has defended Ford and other automakers, contends that plaintiffs often contrive discovery disputes to distract from the weakness of their cases. It’s “a ruse … to get a sanctions order to try to pressure the defendant to settle,” he said.

That indeed may occur, said Stephen Gillers, vice dean of the New York University School of Law. But when it comes to Ford, he’s skeptical. “Once you have five, six or seven incidents of failure to produce documents,” Gillers said, “it’s hard to explain it as purely the machinations of a devious plaintiffs lawyer.”

In the mid-1990s, Ford announced a more pugnacious litigation strategy, vowing to try more cases and offer settlements on a take-it-or-leave-it basis.

In February 2003, Ford came under scathing attack by a federal judge in Chicago for misrepresenting evidence in the case of a rollover of a 15-passenger van.

Two people died and several others were seriously injured when the driver dozed off and grazed a guardrail. The van then flipped as the driver tried to steer back onto the highway. one of the dead was Julia Whitley, a foster mother of 10 children.

The plaintiffs claimed that Ford knew its large passenger vans were unusually prone to flipping over in sudden steering maneuvers. As it had done in previous cases, Ford asserted that computerized stability tests used in analyzing other Ford vehicles had not been performed on the vans. The company further claimed that it had never experienced a rollover of the vans in handling tests.

It turned out Ford had done the computer analysis, and a Ford test driver acknowledged that he had rolled a van while driving a slalom course at about 40 miles per hour. He testified that he had been told not to file a report on the incident — and that the instruction came from a Ford engineer who already had testified that no rollovers took place.

Defense lawyers said Ford had made an “honest mistake” in interpreting the questions.

U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman would have none of it, indicating that he would instruct the jury that Ford had concealed test data showing the vans were “unsafe in handling and stability.”

Knock it off causal obersver of fools!!! Fake news fake news Ford would never do that!!! FAAAAAKE!!! Stop talking bad about Ford they care about us!!

GUTLESS

GLORYLESS

FLAMES

RAGING FIRES

FORD F-150

GO WITH THE BETTER CHOICE...THE CLASS LEADING 2019
RAM 1500!!


Posted by: HEMI RAMPAGE | Sep 6, 2018 10:48:40 AM

You're so far back in 3rd place with your failure of a new truck, you don't get a say in the matter.

Silverado still #1 after 47 years.

Ford say's stop driving them. I stopped in 1996. After my Rustang caught Fire. I just don't park anywhere near a Ford. Never buy another one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkLw-sCQEFM

@HEMI,

I know the feeling. No more junk Rams for me. Almost lost my house.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPO8-ew_o80

Until Ford makes electric trucks, Ford will never make a reliable truck. Electric motors are just easier to make reliable.

Until Ford makes electric trucks, Ford will never make a reliable truck. Electric motors are just easier to make reliable.
Posted by: Thomas Paul | Sep 6, 2018 6:11:00 PM

LOL I guess you missed the recall from a couple weeks ago....

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/08/22/ford-recalls-hybrid-electric-car-power-cables-due-fire-risk/1063300002/

"Ford is recalling the charging cords for more than 50,000 plug-in hybrid and electric cars in North America because they could cause fires in electrical outlets."

@HEMI,

I know the feeling. No more junk Rams for me. Almost lost my house.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPO8-ew_o80


Posted by: RamRod | Sep 6, 2018 5:45:23 PM

Why don't you post here at PUTC using your youtube name Chris Regan.

more FAKE news from BA's team at the sheep station


Posted by: papajim | Sep 6, 2018 11:32:10 AM
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You really are a moron. Nothing fake about what I mentioned you dumb old man

https://www.google.ca/search?rlz=1CDGOYI_enCA790CA790&hl=en-US&ei=i8eRW6ThJeyV0wLe6JOYDA&q=jeep+headliner+fire&oq=jeep+headliner+fire&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.3..35i39.2905.3747..4877...0.0..0.60.118.2......0....1.3_AnSzzIz9k

Breaking news. Bert Reynolds has died at the age of 82.
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Those Ford trucks want never sell. Last month they only sold a little over 80,000. Every body sells that many don't they.

With 17 reports of fire on roughly 2 million trucks produced, I would get this done whenever convenient and not worry too much about it. This is .00085% and 1% would be 20,000 trucks.

Until Ford makes electric trucks, Ford will never make a reliable truck. Electric motors are just easier to make reliable.
Posted by: Thomas Paul | Sep 6, 2018 6:11:00 PM

LOL I guess you missed the recall from a couple weeks ago....

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/08/22/ford-recalls-hybrid-electric-car-power-cables-due-fire-risk/1063300002/

"Ford is recalling the charging cords for more than 50,000 plug-in hybrid and electric cars in North America because they could cause fires in electrical outlets."

***************

Yikes, Ford, when are you going to learn?
Longevity, reliability, quality.
That's what we need from you!!!

@Brick

Agree.

@ tntgmc You still owe me an answer.

@ just the truth...aka illegal to tune

I already gave u answer.

There is no reason to talk to you anymore; give it up for goodness sake. Your terrible.

If u dont like my answer. Go find it for yourself... Kinda like you should have found out first that an 83 vette does exist before u make yourself look like a jack@$$!!!

Or maybe do a little research on tuning a truck before spouting off LIES that its illegal to tune a half ton truck. Your comments are embarrassing and if I was you I wouldn't respond anymore bc you look like an !d!ot!!

Now move along, put your depends diaper on and have a good nights sleep grandpa.

“ The biggest reason why no model-year 1983 Corvettes were sold has to do with the state of California, which changed
emissions requirements before C4 production began. We are told that Corvette engineers took this "gap year" to make the car California-ready, but upon closer examination that doesn’t make a lot of sense “

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a22059071/the-importance-of-the-worlds-only-1983-corvette/

TNTGMC argues semantics

“ All C4 Corvettes built in 1983 were preproduction models, used for testing and then destroyed. But this one slipped through the cracks. “



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