Ford Initiates Recall of 113,000 F-150s Due to Increased Crash Danger

Ford has initiated a recall for over 100,000 of their vehicles due to a potential problem with the rear axle of some of their trucks, which might lead to an elevated risk of an accident.

Ford has announced a recall of specific F-150 vehicles made between 2021 and 2023, featuring the Trailer Tow Max Duty package and a 9.75-inch heavy duty axle with a 3/4 float axle design. According to the notice, the rear axle hub bolt may become fatigued and break, which can lead to damage of the axle hub splines.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that if the axle hub splines are damaged, the potential exists for a vehicle to move while in park without the parking brake applied; this can also lead to a lack of drive power, and both of which increase the danger of an accident.

The recall affects a total of 112,965 vehicles.

The mailing of letters to owners concerning the recall is planned for the 29th of January, in which they will be advised to visit a dealer for a temporary fix if any signs of a damaged rear axle are present, such as a clicking or rattling noise.

To reach Ford’s customer service, the number to call is 1-866-436-7332, and the recall code is 23S65.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers a Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). Further information can be found on their website at