Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks Recalled Due To Faulty Driveshafts

by Aryn Plax

Mar 22, 2022

More than 247,000 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks are being recalled because the aluminum driveshafts may fracture and cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

The recall affects 2017–2022 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks with gasoline engines and aluminum driveshafts. These driveshafts may fracture and contact the ground, causing the vehicles to lose control. Drivers may hear a rattling, clicking or clunking noise, or may notice marking or scoring of the driveshaft.

The affected trucks have passenger-side underbody thermal/acoustic insulators, which may loosen, contact the driveshaft and cause it to fracture. Theses insulators do not have adequate adhesion, which allows them to loosen and strike the driveshaft.

A black pickup truck is parked on what appears to be an empty lot.

This problem had caused a recall of 184,000 model year 2021–2022 Ford F-150 trucks in late 2021, and Ford has since replaced the insulators with under-carpet thermal patches.

Recall notices are expected to be mailed on April 4. Ford dealers will inspect the driveshafts, and if needed, repair the driveshafts and properly attach the insulators.