Approximately 28,600 model-year 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks are being recalled due to axle shaft issues. The electronic locking rear-axle assembly may have a passenger side axle shaft manufactured with steel that does not meet Ford specifications and may fracture. A fractured axle could result in a loss of motive power while driving in two-wheel drive and the inability to hold the park function, increasing the risk of a crash or an injury.
Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.
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 inspect the passenger side rear axle shaft, and shafts with a suspect batch code will be replaced. Owners are advised to apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked until the service fix is completed.
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.