Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford F-150 pickup trucks over a condition that could eventually increase the risk of a fire.
The problem: affected vehicles may have loose or missing underbody heat shields. A missing underbody heat shield can lead to degradation or melting of the fuel or vapor lines, increasing the risk of a fire.
Affected vehicles: 2015 Ford F-150 manufactured January 30, 2015 to January 31, 2015.
Number of vehicles affected: 73.
The fix: Ford will notify owners. Dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing underbody heat shields and fasteners, and will install the missing components as required, free of charge.
Owners should: the recall is expected to begin May 11th, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and reference:
- NHTSA campaign number: 15V251000
- Ford recall number: 15S12
- Ford customer service: 1-800-392-3673
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov