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Recall 15V279000

Loss Of Steering Control From Separated Steering Shaft

Recall Details

The upper intermediate steering shaft may not have been properly riveted and could separate from the intermediate shaft flex coupling. This would cause a loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the intermediate shaft and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A portion of the steering shaft may separate, causing a loss of steering control. This could result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 15S17.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, May 12, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 12, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,963
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V279000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured March 19, 2015, to March 30, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been built with a steering upper intermediate shaft that was improperly riveted.
Consequence
If the intermediate shaft was improperly riveted, it could separate from the intermediate shaft flex coupling, resulting in a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the intermediate shaft and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S17.
Notify
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 www.safercar.gov.
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