Another batch of Ford vehicles are being recalled, this time involving 87,350 vehicles of the F-150 and Super Duty trucks from the 2020 and 2021 model years. Of the total number, 79,017 units are in the United States, while the others are sprawled across North America.
The problem, according to Ford, is that the windshields of the trucks in question may pop out of the assembly during a crash. When this happens, there is an increased risk of injury for both the passengers and pedestrians.
The F-150 trucks affected by the recall are built at the automaker’s Dearborn, Michigan facility between October 27, 2020 and February 3, 2021. Meanwhile, the Super Duty models are from Kentucky and built between October 13, 2020 and January 23, 2021.
Ford was quick to deny that the problem was caused during the installation process and clarified it was due to a specific batch of paint and primer from a supplier. It also said no injuries have been reported as a result of the problem.
“The safety compliance recall was not an installation issue. A non-conforming batch of the paint supplier’s flow additive within the clearcoat, and one specific primer, resulted in reduced bonding performance to the urethane adhesive used to attach the windshield to the vehicle body structure,” Ford said.
To fix the problem, Ford has instructed dealers to remove and reinstall the windshield using standard service procedures.
Owners affected by the recall are advised to bring their trucks to a dealer for windshield inspection. Recall notifications will be sent out beginning April 6, 2021.