Ford Recalls 100,000 Super Duty Trucks To Repair Problem With LED headlights
Ford has issued a recall for more than 100,000 F-Series Super Duty pickups equipped with LED headlights. The manufacturer released the recall of the trucks because of a defect with the LED lights. The problem affects vehicles built from 2017 to 2019. The headlights on these vehicles are not compliant with applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards. Ford has already recalled these vehicles for problems with their rear axles.
Problem May Be Incorrectly Configured Control Module
According to Ford, 2018, to 2019 F-Series Super Duty pickups may have an incorrectly configured body control module.
The problem manifests itself with the daytime running lamps activated with the master lighting switch in the low-beam position. The daytime running lights don’t return to parking lamp intensity as required by federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS).
Ford identified the vehicles involved in the recall as 2018 Super Duty trucks built at the Oakville Assembly Plant from May 1, 2017 to July 13, 2019. Also, 2019 Super Duty pickups built from March 5, 2018 to Oct. 8, 2019.
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Most Of The Pickups In The U.S.
Ford said the majority of the 86,296 F-Series Super Duty trucks affected by this recall are in the U.S. and federal territories as covered by this recall. The remainder of the recalled F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks -- 14,709 – are in Canada.
According to the manufacturer, Ford F-Series Super Duty owners should contact their local dealers about the fix. Ford says that dealers will update the body control module for free.
For further information, Ford F-Series Super Duty owners can contact Ford Customer Service at 866-436-7332. The Ford Motor Co. recall identifier is 19C10.
Owners Can Get Information from NHTSA
Or, owners can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 888-327-4236. The TTY number is 800-424-9153. Also, owners can contact NHTSA via the agency’s car safety website, www.safercar.gov.
Sources: Author research, NHTSA, The Ford Forum
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Marc Stern has been an auto writer since 1971. It was a position that filled two boyhood dreams: One was that I would write, and two that I write about cars. When I took over as my newspaper’s auto editor, I began a 32-year career as an automotive columnist. There isn’t much on four wheels that I haven’t driven or reviewed. My work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos, and others. Today, I am the Ford F150 reporter for Torque News. I write how-to and help columns for online sites such as Fixya.com and others. You can follow me on Twitter or Facebook.