More than 42,000 Ford Super Duty F250 and F350 trucks are being recalled due to concerns that a left rear axle shaft may break, resulting in an increased risk of crash.
According to the recall, the left rear axle shaft may have been manufactured without properly completing electromagnetic induction heat treatment process.
A broken rear axle could result in a loss of motive power and inability to hold the vehicle in park. If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in the unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
A fractured rear axle shaft may result in rear axle noise and/or a loss of motive power in two-wheel drive operation.
Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the left rear axle shaft inspected. Rear axle shafts with a suspect date code will be replaced. 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 01/31/2024.
Ford will forward a copy of the notification letters to dealers to the agency when available.
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