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Ford recalls nearly 90,000 pickups for faulty windshields that could come unstuck (F)

Summary List PlacementFord on Monday announced a recall of nearly 90,000 of its top-selling F-Series pickups over faulty windshields. The automaker said in a press release that windshields on the affected trucks "are inadequately bonded to the vehicle body structure," and that "in the event of a crash, the windshield...

2021 Ford F-150 EMBARGOED DO NOT USE

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Ford on Monday announced a recall of nearly 90,000 of its top-selling F-Series pickups over faulty windshields.

The automaker said in a press release that windshields on the affected trucks “are inadequately bonded to the vehicle body structure,” and that “in the event of a crash, the windshield may not adequately stay in place, which may increase the risk of occupant injury.”

The 87,350 affected F-150 and Super Duty trucks were built at Ford’s Dearborn and Kentucky truck plants between October 2020 and early February 2021. Ford said it is not aware of any incidents or injuries related to the defect.

The Blue Oval also said it is recalling 11,729 2020 F-Series Super Duty trucks that have incorrect payload information on various labels and documents. 

“This may result in tire loading beyond rated capacity, suspension overload and increased stopping distance, which could increase the risk of a crash,” it said in a press release. 

Ford unveiled the redesigned 2021 F-150, its most popular model and the overall best selling vehicle in the US, last summer and started delivering the truck in December. The company sold nearly 800,000 F-Series pickups in 2020,  so, for Ford, a new generation is important to get right. 

Earlier in February, Ford announced a recall of 1,666 of Bronco Sport crossovers, which it only began delivering in late 2020. That recall centered around rear suspension components that are improperly attached to the Bronco Sport’s subframe. 

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