Ford is recalling 166,196 model-year 2018-20 F-150 pickup trucks with LED headlights due to headlight switch software issues. When drivers turn on their low-beam headlights manually, the switch fails to also dim the truck’s daytime running lights. As a result, both are illuminated at the same time, making the lights too bright for other drivers and increasing the risk of a crash. This problem does not occur when the switch is left in the “Auto” position.
Ford did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will update the headlight software.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.