Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling approximately 15,769 model-year 2018 F-150, and model-year 2018-2020 F-250, F-350, and 2019 Escape vehicles equipped with Continental tires. The recall is expected to begin March 29, 2021.
On the affected vehicles, it is possible that one or more tires were cured for too long during tire production. Over cured tires may develop a break in the sidewall resulting in sudden air loss or belt edge separation which could lead to tread/belt loss. Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tires, and replace them as necessary, free of charge. Ford's number for this recall is 21S10.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.