Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 184,698 model-year 2021-2022 F-150 vehicles. Underbody heat and noise insulators may loosen and contact the aluminum driveshaft, which could damage the driveshaft and cause it to fracture. Ford's number for this recall is 21S56.
In addition, the automaker is also recalling approximately 57,591 model-year 2018 F-150 vehicles with manual and power release tailgates. The tailgate latches may unlatch unexpectedly while driving. Ford's number for this recall is 21S53.
Also announced was the recall of 5,456 model-year 2022 Maverick trucks. The fuel tank may have been damaged by drill holes during the installation of the spray-in bed-liner. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 301, "Fuel System Integrity." Ford's number for this recall is 21C35.
For recall 21S56, dealers will inspect and repair the driveshaft as necessary, and properly attach the underbody insulators, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 31, 2022.
For recall 21S53, dealers will replace the left-hand and right-hand tailgate latches, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 31, 2022.
For recall 21C35, dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 28, 2022.