Australian Ford F-150 owners told to stop driving due to steering failure risk


The Ford F-150’s Australian roll-out has hit another hurdle, with all examples of the pick-up recalled due to a steering shaft and rack fault.

Ford Australia has recalled 443 examples of its 2022-2023 Ford F-150 and told the pick-up’s owners to stop driving their vehicles immediately, after discovering its steering shaft could separate from the steering rack.

The recall affects all examples of the F-150 which have been converted from left- to right-hand-drive in Australia by Ford’s Thai-based manufacturing partner, RMA Automotive.

As previously reported, one of the few differences between the US market F-150 and examples delivered in Australia is the steering rack, which has been borrowed from the smaller Ford Ranger Raptor ute.

The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a remanufacturing process issue, the steering intermediate shaft may separate from the steering rack resulting in a loss of steering control.

“A loss of steering control could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

Date of recall notice 18 January 2024
Make Ford
Model F-150
Year 2022-2023
Vehicles affected 443
VIN list Click here to download the list of affected VINs
Contact link Click here to contact the manufacturer

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 443 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

Ford Australia has advised F-150 owners to stop driving their pick-ups immediately and to urgently contact Ford to organise an inspection and repair, free of charge.

Ford intends to write to owners informing them of the recall, while more information is available by calling the Ford Customer Relationship Centre on 13 36 73.

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Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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