Ford F-Series Recalls for Windshield Ejections, Wrong Labels

Ford Motor Company said today it is issuing a safety defect recall in North America for 2020-21 Ford F-Series vehicles for windshield adhesion failures. Affected versions of Ford’s bestselling vehicle do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards because the front windshields are inadequately bonded to the vehicle body structure.

In a crash, the windshield may not adequately stay in place, which may increase the risk of occupant injury. Ford said it is “not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.”

This safety recall affects 79,017 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 6,986 in Canada and 1,347 in Mexico, including:

  • 2021 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant Oct. 27, 2020, to Feb. 3, 2021
  • 2020-21 Super Duty vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant Oct. 13, 2020, to Jan. 23, 2021

Owner notifications will begin the week of April 6. Dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21C06.

In a related customer satisfaction and potential safety defect, 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles with 6.7-liter engines  are recalled for labels with incorrect payload information. Affected vehicles display overstated payload capacity values on the tire and loading information label, overstated accessory reserve capacity values on the safety certification label, and overstated weight values on the truck camper loading documentation.

If the vehicles are loaded to the payload stated on the tire and loading information label, they may exceed the gross vehicle weight rating or gross axle weight rating. This may result in tire loading beyond rated capacity, suspension overload and increased stopping distance, which could increase the risk of a crash.

This action affects 9,979 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories and 1,750 in Canada. They were built at Kentucky Truck Plant from May 13, 2019 to, Sept. 19, 2020. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition. Owner notifications will begin the week of March 22. Dealers will replace the tire and loading information label, safety certification label and, if needed, the truck camper loading document. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21S06.

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