Ford recalls more than 870,000 F-150 pickup trucks in the US because the electric handbrake can turn on unexpectedly
DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford is recalling more than 870,000 newer F-150 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the electric parking brake may turn on unexpectedly.
The recall covers certain pickups from the 2021 through 2023 model years with single exhaust systems. Ford’s best-selling F-Series pickup truck in the US
The company said in documents posted by government safety regulators on Friday that a bundle of rear wires could come into contact with the rear axle housing. That could scratch the wiring and cause a short circuit, possibly triggering the parking brake without the driver doing so, increasing the risk of a crash.
The driver can see the handbrake warning light and warning message on the dashboard.
Ford said in the documents that it has 918 warranty claims and three field reports of wire cracking in North America. Of these, 299 reported that the parking brake was unexpectedly activated and 19 of these occurred while the truck was moving.
The company said it is not aware of any incidents or injuries caused by this incident.
Dealers will check the rear wiring. If the protective tape is worn, the harness should be replaced. If the tape is not worn, dealers will install a protective lanyard and wrap the tape.
Owners will be notified by mail starting September 11.
Owners with questions can call Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.