🚘 When Your F-150 Has a Mind of Its Own: Parking Edition 🤔
TL;DR: Ford’s calling back 870K+ F-150 trucks 🚛 from 2021-2023 because, surprise surprise, these bad boys’ parking brakes might have a life of their own. 🛑⚡
Hey Ford F-150 drivers, you ever just vibe down the highway and your whip’s like, “Nah fam, let’s park now”? 🤷♂️ This might just be your reality. Ford is recalling a whopping 870,000+ of their F-150 pickup trucks in the U.S. Seems the electric parking brakes might play some unexpected peekaboo on you.
For those in the know, Ford’s F-Series pickups are like, the Kardashian-level famous of vehicles in the U.S. They’re the top-selling celebs on the automotive runway. 🚗💅 But even celebs have their quirks, right?
Ever heard of a rear wiring bundle? Sounds kinda techy and mysterious, huh? 🤓 Well, this little dude can get super cozy with the rear axle housing. Too cozy, if you ask us. The result? Some romantic wire chafing that might lead to a short circuit. And bam! Your parking brake might just think it’s a good time for an impromptu stop.🔌💥
🚨Lights, Camera, Action! 🚨 Should this drama unfold, drivers might get treated to a parking brake warning light show and some dashboard text messages. It’s like your truck’s way of saying, “Oops, my bad!”
Now, Ford’s been keeping tabs. They’ve tallied 918 warranty claims and three field reports of this wire love affair. Outta these, 299 are all about the unexpected parking brake cameo. Crazy, right? And 19 of these unexpected halts? Yeah, they were during a cruise session.
So, is it all doom and gloom? 🌩 Nah, Ford’s stepping up. They’re gonna have their dealers inspect the rear wiring harness. And if it’s a bit too frayed from all that action, they’ll give it a makeover. If not, they’ll just add a protective tie strap and tape wrap, like a little safety blanket. 🛌
For those who love snail mail 🐌✉️, expect a letter starting Sept. 11. Got questions or wanna have a heart-to-heart with Ford? Ring them up at (866) 436-7332.
And now for the big question that’s burning our brains: If your truck decided to throw in an unexpected pit stop, where would you secretly hope it would be? Beach? Mountains? Drive-thru? 🏖🏔🍔 Let’s chat!👇