Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2020070 - FORD

Brand(s)
Last updated

Summary

Product
Truck - Med. & H.D. recalled by FORD
Issue
Vehicle - Powertrain
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2020 | FORD | F-550 SUPER DUTY, 2021 | FORD | E450

Issue

Issue:
On certain vehicles, the rear axle was not properly filled with oil. As a result, the tail bearings could seize and the pinion stem could break. If this happens, the driveshaft could separate from the rear axle and cause a loss of power to the wheels. This could also cause the vehicle to move when the transmission is in park, if the parking brake is not used.

Safety Risk:
A loss of power to the wheels could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, unintended vehicle movement could increase the risk of injury and/or a crash.

Corrective Actions:
Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the rear axle checked. Axles found with lubricant at or above the “minimum” level will be filled to the “full” level. Axles that are filled below the minimum oil level will be replaced.

Additional information

Background

Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - Truck - Med. & H.D.
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-66390
Transport Canada ID
2020070