Recall Alert: 2015 Ford F-150


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,900 model-year 2015 Ford F-150 pickup trucks built from March 19 to 21, 2015, at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri and from March 21 to 30, 2015, at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan

The Problem: The upper I-shaft of the steering column may have been riveted and attached improperly, potentially causing it to separate. If that happens it could result in sudden loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the I-shaft and replace it if necessary at no cost to the owner. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue but is aware of one report of loss of steering believed to be related to it.

What Owners Should Do: Ford is notifying owners immediately through the mail, but owners can get more information by calling Ford at 866-436-7332 or contacting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.

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A recall on a brand new product line? Unheard of! What is this world coming to!

most impressive is they made 9000 trucks in 13 days!

"...The upper I-shaft of the steering column may have been riveted and attached improperly."

As with all of these recalls, the key word here is "may" as opposed to "was".

You have people working on an assembly line that have no basic mechanical aptitude that have no idea that those rivets were never strong or secure enough to hold a steering shaft.
We all take our lives on the line everyday being dependent on someone else.
Maybe they don't care if someone dies as a result or their failure, I don't know!
I have learned when I have my truck in the shop knowing the wheels were removed I will take out my lug wrench to check the wheel lugs.

So this is a major Recall, not the minor ones for the new GM Twins. Where is Mark Levine and Furd Engineers that rode the short bus to school NOW?

My prediction is the new Ecoboosts are going to have big issues, the 2.7, you heard it here first, FIRES.

Seems odd that the same part was assembled wrong in 2 plants, starting at the same time. It sounds like a part was assembled wrong that Ford used. Either way, it's their responsibility though.

Nothing new about Ford and recalls and service bulletins.

I just hope no one dies from this very serious design flaw and that is what it is when it happens on multiple assembly lines at two different plants. Ford has dropped the ball.

It's a MFGR defect, Ford did not produce the part.

This is a new vehicle, so these types of design flaws are to be expected.

I just hope the frequency of these design flaws isn't great.

Ford will fix the problem. So all future 2015 F-150s should be good to go with their steering columns.

Other recalls for the Silverado and Sierra, as well as other GM vehicles, include:

559,000 vehicles with an oil cooler line that was not secure.
467,000 trucks that could shift into neutral unexpectedly.
378,000 trucks with exhaust components that could overheat.
70,000 vehicles with warning chimes that failed to alert divers when a door was open.

From: GM's most popular pickup is this year's most recalled vehicle


Why is it every Ford recall you say is a good thing that Ford fixed the problem but every GM recall is bad??

Don't be a hypocrite!!!

Actually the Ford Escape has been the most recalled vehicle. Get your facts straight.

I think its awesome when all the Ford boys talk about GM recalls on a Ford recall article.

Always an excuse. Ford boys always say good job Ford for recalling and fixing the problem. But when it is a GM recall its the worst thing in the world blah blah blah...

@Charlie Joker

Ya you show recalls that are MINOR, the steering column separating and causing TOTAL loss of control, that's MAJOR.

All the suckers, braggers, short bus riding Furd Koolaid drinkers, I told you months ago, DO NOT BUY first year of anything.

Furd and Mike Levine, only care about sales, they have had major build quality issues with panel fit, backseat material fit and many other issues, Furd says its normal and they are right, for Furd, its a JOB 1 build and you nuthuggers are the Guinea PIGS, you pay the highest price/nearest MSRP for the newest latest and greatest and you find all the problems/mistakes, its a LOSE for you and a WIN for Furd.

The gm fan girls need to read the next story about the next recall for the little gm twins. Hate for my seat to come lose. How do you forget to tighten the seat bolts????? Wonder if they left the lug nuts loose too?? Now they say over 100 people lost their lives due to those faulty ignition switches. Gm said 13. They knew this crap and just let it go.I haven't owned a gm product in over 25 yrs and I'll be danged if I'll ever own another one. Just pure 100% junk.

@ Truck Crazy

Does being a hypocrite make you feel good?

Are you saying a seat blot is more important than the I Shaft in the steering column??? You really are guzzling that Ford Koolaide!!!

How many people died in Ford Pintos and Exploders??

Or how about all those fires from ford cruise controls??

Shut your mouth and put your head back in the sand.

How many people died in Ford Pintos and Exploders??

Or how about all those fires from ford cruise controls??

Shut your mouth and put your head back in the sand.

Posted by: Anything but an EcoBust | May 12, 2015 5:49:36 PM

Speaking of FIRE! Ford did Recall the 2015 F 150 For FIRE!

Also a new, new T.S.B Fix for the Eco Boost inter cooler.

Here are some testimonies of some Eco boost owners.

"May 11, 2015 - Fort Worth, TX - Engine

I think GM ignition key recall thing has made everybody in the industry to step up and put out recall quicker and not try to hide it. As many trucks that they are putting out it seems to take 3-4 weeks to get trucks out on the lots or it did last year when I ordered a truck it was 3-4 weeks after it was built that it finally arrived at the dealer. Out of the 9000 built I would be curious how many really have a problem. And how many are in the hands of the consumer. Alot could be still sitting in the rail yard waiting on the Union to load them on the train cars.

It just seems like manufactures are pulling the trigger pretty quick to issue recalls. Didn't ford have like 91 trucks they issued a recall or something for?

And then GM recalling the seat thing in the colorado..... It use to take years for a manufacture to recall a vehicle, now its in a matter of weeks.

Last recall I personally had to go through on a personal vehicle was a sunroof and windshield washer bottle recall on a VW. I finally got around to taken care of it about 2 years after I got the notice.
I think if I had a colorado or a 2015 f150 I would have a glance at the item of concern and continue on with my life and then have a "tech" from a dealership look at it at the next oil change.

calm down boys!
I agree loss of steering is a very serious safety issue.
Ford Engineers should have put into place a backup way of securing the steering shaft if the rivets failed.
The bottom line is how can we make it cheaper and lighter lets use rivets instead of hardened steel bolts or pins, lets save labor costs knowing it can be assembled faster with rivets.
Yea, the steering shaft was made by an outside vendor BUT it was made under Ford specifications.
I bet the vendor that was producing that steering shaft was under pressure from Ford to produce them faster so they cut corners.

There is another problem they are not telling you about with the new 2015 is the front windshield and rear glass breaking cause the aluminum body is flexing.
Take it from me! My 2013 had 2 windshields replaced cause of the extreme off-roading I do and I KNOW all about cab flexing even on steel bodies!

Oh yea!
If your FX4 shows any signs of running it off-road the warranty on the cracked windshields does not apply cause you abused it and you'll have to pay for the windshield yourself.

so its considered abuse if you take your 4x4 off-road truck off-road.

nobody could find a rock chip in my glass and the big national glass installer says cab flexing is a common problem on the F-150's and they do a lot of them

Its $400 for OEM windshield

Too many people have died in gm products. Cover it up if you like but they should have went under long before we saved them. Just like all the fan girls on here.

"Too many people have died in gm products."

What, and nobody's died in any other brand's products? Show me where there has been a disproportionate number of fatalities in any one brand, vehicle for vehicle. But Ralph Nader's commentary, "Unsafe at any speed", holds just as true today as it did back in the early '60s. If you're alive and traveling in ANY kind of vehicle, there is some risk of death simply because you're traveling at a faster-than-walking speed. We accept this and go on with our lives none the less and take our chances every time we leave our homes. Survival is not assured, no matter how safe we try to make our vehicles.

By the way, TC...

100 people out of how many million cars and trucks built with that faulty switch? Sure, I know; any death is one death too many. but when you have tens of millions of cars on the road with that faulty switch and you experience only 100 fatalities? That's hardly as bad a problem as others we've seen reported here and elsewhere. I drove at least one of the affected cars over eight years and never experienced the issue and I would wager my previous GM car had essentially the same switch, considering how far back the recall goes, so that makes it roughly 14 years with no issue. And no, I don't baby my cars, either.

When it comes to road deaths due to faulty design, GM is hardly the worst offender.

Oh dear....


Nomather the truck compagnie ist nice they make fast recall,,

The cynic in me wonders what else may be "riveted and attached improperly" in these trucks. :devil:

PUTC Forgot to report this 2015 F150 recall.

close RECALL Subject : Loose or Missing Underbody Heat Shields

Report Receipt Date: APR 28, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V251000
Component(s): STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 73

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Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford F-150 vehicles manufactured January 30, 2015, to January 31, 2015. The affected vehicles may have loose or missing underbody heat shields.
A missing underbody heat shield can lead to degradation or melting of the fuel or vapor lines, increasing the risk of a fire.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing underbody heat shields and fasteners, and will install the missing components as required, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 11, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S12.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

"On June 10, 1980, NHTSA made an initial determination of defect in Ford vehicles with C-3, C-4, C-6, FMX, and JATCO automatic transmissions. The alleged problem with the transmissions is that a safety defect permits them to slip accidentally from park to reverse. As of the date of determination, NHTSA had received 23,000 complaints about Ford transmissions, including reports of 6,000 accidents, 1,710 injuries, and 98 fatalities--primarily the young and old, unable to save themselves--directly attributable to transmission slippage. As detailed below, this defect finding eventually resulted in a pseudo-recall wherein Ford agreed to mail warning labels to 23 million owners of Fords with these transmissions rather than recall them for mechanical repair."

Gee why didn't GM think of that. Just mail them a sticker!

Dum Furd Guys!! My steering on my Ram Eco Deesel never fails. I may bee to light headed from all dem fumes to actually steer it, but hey, the thing would turn if eyes conscious!!

Guts ,Glory, No recalls for life threatening defects. RAM.

I just spent 8 days in the new F-150 CC w/V8. 2WD.
Fleet vehicle w/260mi. from an American rental co.

I liked how a non-loaded truck could have so many features for the price of entry. Full set of steering wheel controls. No power seats but full tow package with trailer sway and manual/sport option on the shifter. If I wanted one, I would have to get a receiver hitch thrown in from dealer. I was tempted to put my 2" ball in the bumper hole that had a removable plug, but thought I'd better not tempt fate.
Power lock tailgate must be standard. The bed-liner really impressed me because it had a tacky rubber slip-resistant surface that did a good job keeping items put. Awesome acceleration and breaking. Cavernous back seat room.

Conversely; The truck is just too tall. I am a 6' man and by the end of a week I swear I wrenched a lower back muscle climbing into it even with the help of the driver assist handle.
The bed rails came up to my armpit with my arm straight out to the side. Access to the bed is difficult without lowering the tailgate. The rubber front bumper pads could be an asset except I had to push the right one back into it's tab slots the three times that it came loose.

I suppose I could configure a model suitable to my needs, but I just don't care for the step rails needed for egress.

I only saw 3 other 2015 F-150's around Austin. One the same charcoal color as mine and two white ones that could have arguably been the same truck spotted twice. More new GM's here, large and small.

I suggest spending a week in any vehicle before signing your life away. Test drives are a false security at best.

My winshield cracked backing out of my driveway on a cold Easter morning, defroster on .
I went to dealer next morning,(Spradley Ford ,Pueblo CO. ) I was informed it wasn't a stress problem.
I bought a new winshield had installed they said it was stress from flex,, So I have bought my new. Lincoln MKX from another dealership and no longer do service. At Spradley motors....

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