Ford recalls heavy pickups; Drive shafts can break | nation

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly a quarter of a million heavy-duty pickup trucks in the U.S. because drive shafts can break and cause a loss of performance.

The recall affects certain F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks from model years 2017 through 2022. The trucks have gasoline engines and aluminum driveshafts.

Ford says in documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that underbody heat and noise insulators can come loose and touch the driveshaft. The shaft can break and cause loss of power or control when it hits the ground.

Errors could also cause the trucks to roll when stopped and the parking brake is not applied.

Dealers will inspect the drive shafts and repair if necessary and properly fit the isolators. Owners will be notified by letter starting April 4th.

Ford’s F-Series pickup trucks have been the best-selling vehicles in the United States for years

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