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Recall 16V246000

Tire Inside Sidewall Damaged During Vehicle Assembly

Recall Details

The inside of the tire sidewalls may have been damaged upon vehicle assembly. Dealers will inspect the tires for damage and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The tires may have been damaged on the inside sidewalls during vehicle assembly. This could result in tire failure, and subsequent loss of vehicle control. 

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Ford truck must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. 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 uncompleted 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 16S17.

Suspension & Steering, April 26, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 26, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,288
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V246000
Component
TIRES
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks manufactured April 5, 2016, to April 11, 2016. The tires installed during assembly of the affected vehicles may have sustained damage to the inner sidewall, possibly resulting in a loss of air or a tire rupture.
Consequence
A rapid loss of air or a tire rupture while the vehicle is being driven may cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tires for damage and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S17.
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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