Ford recalls over 100K trucks over windshields that may not stay in place, payload misinformation

DEARBORN, MI — Ford announced a a pair of recalls Monday involving newer model trucks built within the last two years.

The larger recall is for more than 87,000 trucks in North America over an issue involving windshields that may not stay in place during a crash. In a press release issued by the company, Ford says it is aware that affected models do not meet certain safety standards because “front windshields are inadequately bonded to the vehicle body structure.”

If those vehicles are involved in a crash, the windshield has the potential to increase the risk of injury for those in the vehicle. Thus far the company says it is not aware of anyone being injured by a windshield not staying in place.

The recall affects 2021 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant from Oct. 27, 2020, to Feb. 3, 2021 and 2020-21 Ford Super Duty vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 13, 2020, to Jan. 23, 2021, according to the press release.

Impacted owners will begin hearing from the company starting the week of April. 6. Dealers will remove the windshield and install a new one if necessary.

A second recall was issued involving 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles in the U.S., federal territories
and in Canada. They were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from May 13, 2019 to, Sept. 19, 2020.

“Affected vehicles display overstated payload capacity values on the tire and loading information label, overstated accessory reserve capacity values on the safety certification label, and overstated weight values on the truck camper loading documentation,” reads the press release. “If the vehicles are loaded to the payload stated on the tire and loading information label, they may exceed the gross vehicle weight rating or  gross axle weight rating.

“This may result in tire loading beyond rated capacity, suspension overload and increased stopping distance, which could increase the risk of a crash.”

An estimated 9,979 trucks in the U.S. and 1,750 in Canada are impacted by this recall. Once again, the company is not aware of this issue causing any injuries to drivers. Owners impacted by this recall can expect to begin hearing from the company starting the week of March 22.