Ford has issued a recall on more than 870,000 of its F-150 pickups because the electronic parking brake may unexpectedly activate while driving.
The issue impacts 2021-2023 Ford F-150 vehicles.
In the recall report from he National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, affected vehicles may experience an unintended activation of the electric parking brake while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
The driver might see a parking brake warning light and message on the panel cluster.
As of July 11, 2023, Ford is aware of 19 incidents in which the electric parking brake activated while the vehicle was in use.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.
Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the rear axle wiring harness inspected. If the abrasion tape that covers the wire bundle exhibits wear-through, the suspect harness will be replaced with a new service harness. If the abrasion tape does not exhibit wear-through, the dealer will install a protective tie strap and tape wrap. There will be no charge for this service.
Ford provided the general reimbursement plan for the cost of remedies paid for by vehicle
owners prior to notification of a safety recall in May 2023. The ending date for reimbursement
eligibility is estimated to be September 11, 2024.
Ford will forward a copy of the notification letters to dealers to the agency when available.