A news article posted on electrek.co reports that the Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall on its F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks. The reason for the recall is a defect that the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light might fail when intended and does not provide a low tire inflation pressure warning. The tire pressure warning issue could lead to an increased risk of a crash with injuries or death.
According to the Ford Motor Company, this is the first safety recall for its F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup truck. Ford stated that this issue only affects the electronic truck’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and only affects trucks that were delivered with distinct tire sizes.
First Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck deliveries started in the spring of 2022, and the initial customer feedback was positive. However, Ford announced a safety compliance recall on its Ford F-150 Lightning pickup trucks. Here are the important recall details:
The safety compliance recall only pertains to 2022 F-150 Lightning trucks that were sere shipped with 20-inch or 22-inch all-season tires. The problem is that the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light might fail to light up when needed. The driver may not know that they have an improperly inflated tire as a result of that light failure. This could lead to a motor vehicle accident with injuries or death.
Ford reports that the issue exists due to the suggested tire cold inflation pressure value stored in the Body Control Module (BCM) was erroneously programmed to 35 PSI instead of the proper inflation pressure of 42 PSI. The Ford Motor Company also said that low tire inflation pressure could lead to poor motor vehicle handling and a possible loss of motor vehicle control, increasing the chance of an accident. Ford urges its customers to make sure their tire pressure matches the figures provided on the Tire and Loading Information label located on the door jamb inside the driver-side front door.
According to the Ford Motor Company, this recall affects more than 2,600 F-150 Lightning pickup trucks sold in the United States and another 220 trucks sold in Canada. The company did not report any accidents or injuries connected to the TPMS issue. Ford also began notifying its dealerships of the safety recall. F-150 Lightning pickup truck owners were contacted via email and the FordPass mobile app on June 28, 2022.
Customers who desire to have the remedy repaired immediately may also visit their local Ford dealership. According to Ford, the update process takes around 20 minutes to complete. Ford will also issue a Ford Power-Up software update in the next 30 days for all current Lightning F-150 pickup truck owners. To see if your Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck is affected by this recall, visit Ford.com.
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