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Friday, September 2, 2022

Ford Has Had The Most Safety-Related Recalls So Far In 2022


Well, how’s this for a worrying fact. Despite chief operating officer Jim Farley laying down plans to improve the build quality of their cars two years ago, Ford has the unsavory reputation of having the most vehicle recalls so far this year.

Reported by Reuters, Ford so far has had 52 safety-related calls in 2022—amounting to 7.42 million vehicles in the U.S. alone. This accounts for 19 percent of all vehicle recalls submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA. Daimler Trucks has the second most with 31 recalls (11 percent) and Forest River, a manufacturer of recreational vehicles (RVs) and trailers is in third with 27 (10 percent).

The 52nd recall covers 198,000 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. Covering the 2015-2017 model years (2015 model year pictured in lead photo), it requires a replacement of the blower motor assembly. So far, Ford has had three reports of fires linked to property damage to structures and one involving minor injury. Ford will notify owners starting Sept. 12 in the U.S.

The callback was unrelated to safety recalls approved in July relating to newer 2021 Expedition and Navigator vehicles for an engine compartment fire risk originating in the battery junction box, Ford confirmed. Field data showed the issue in the new recall affects vehicles with higher mileage and time-in-service, the company said.

Ford also said it was recalling 1,175 2022 model year Mustang Mach-E EVs because the right-rear axle half shafts may have been manufactured improperly and a part could break. Dealers will inspect and replace right-rear half shafts as needed.

Ford Philippines does not publicly disclose recalls, but owners may be able to check if their vehicles are affected by any or by all of these recalls using their Field Action Tracker (it requires owners to enter their VIN number).

In 2021, Ford also led the recall count with 53 (13 percent) followed closely by Mercedes-Benz with 49 (12 percent).

Since the NHTSA began keeping records in 1966, Ford has had the second most number of vehicle recalls at 1,379, accounting to 17 percent of the total U.S. auto market. General Motors is first with 1,599 recalls (20 percent), while in third is Chrysler at 1,305 (16 percent).

9 comments:

  1. Seems like made in USA cars are not that reliable after all.

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  2. Didn't somebody point this out before? That a manufacturer initiating a recall is not a bad thing?

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    1. Yup, it's not necessarily a bad thing. What's bad is local carmakers being all secretive about recalls affecting local units.

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    2. But it also shows how bad quality control is inside the company. more than 100 years na ang Ford yet they still have lousy quality control.

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    3. It's a bad thing if you consistently ranks up there in terms of number of recalls. Some recalls were reactive to actual accidents.

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  3. So...rg was korek after all, but wheres d fan of rg???

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  4. American automakers always want to change the formula. They don't stick to tried and tested formulas. They always want to have new tech in their cars.

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