2021 Ford F-Series Super Duty Truck Wheels Might Fall Off
Ford recalled various trucks after reports that these trucks have front-wheel hub extenders (due to the dual tires in the back) that Ford might not have properly installed. Currently, the recall impacts the 2021 models of the Ford F-350, F-450, F-550, and F-600 Super Duty trucks. This recall did not impact the smaller Ford F-150 trucks due to the singular rear-wheel situation.
Is there a recall on Ford F-150 Super Duty trucks?
There are a variety of 2021 Ford Super Duty trucks available. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the trucks impacted by this recall are the real-wheel models of the F-350, F-450, F-550, and F-600 Super Duty trucks. The F-150 was not impacted at this time.
The issue stems from the supplier and could result in the wheel extenders separating from the vehicle. This increases the likelihood of a crash, especially if drivers are towing at the time.
This recall was implemented after two incidents were reported where the left wheel detached while the vehicle was in motion. The NHTSA campaign number is 21V390000, and 17,616 units are impacted. Ford is asking that owners not drive the trucks in the meantime.
Ford says owners will be mailed a letter as of June 14, 2021, if the truck on file is impacted. Dealers will inspect the truck and tighten the front wheel hub extender nuts. If you did not receive a letter but are concerned about your truck, you can call Ford at 1-866-436-7332. The recall number for Ford is 21S26.
How much does a 2021 Ford Super Duty Cost?
The F-350 XL starts at $37,235 and is the cheapest model included in this recall. The Ford F-450 XL starts at $50,410 with the dual rear-tire option. The prices fluctuate a lot based on the size of the truck bed, the extra rear wheels, and various other options that Ford offers from the factory. Since the trucks included in this recall are 2021 year models, these trucks can be configured as owners wish.
Since new vehicles have been in high demand lately, it might be a bit harder to track one of these down. There is currently a large amount of Ford Super Duty Trucks sitting on a lot, waiting for a semiconductor chip before Ford can officially complete the vehicles.
Ford also recalled some trucks back in February
Back in February, Consumer Reports reported that 80,000 2021 Ford F-150 and 2020-21 Ford Super Duty trucks were being recalled due to a windshield issue. The 2021 F-150 trucks were specifically the trucks built at the Dearborn Truck Plant from Oct. 27, 2020, to Feb. 3, 2021. The Ford Super Duty trucks were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 13, 2020, to Jan. 23, 2021.
If your truck was a part of this recall, a letter would have gone out back in April 2021. The NHTSA recall number was 21V090000, while the Ford reference number was 21C06. The dealership will reinstall the windshield to ensure it is properly bonded to the frame.