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Ford F-150 recall: 47k 2021 F-150s recalled for random shift to neutral

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Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2021 F-150 vehicles. For this Ford F-150 recall, the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) for low transmission fluid pressure may falsely activate and cause the transmission to unexpectedly shift into neutral.

Dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 2, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S15.

Over the years there have been a few other F-150-related transmission recalls including the 2017-18 F-150 that may not appropriately shift to park and a 2018 F-150 shift linkage disconnect problem. So far, there have been 10 recalls on the 2021 Ford F-150, which include trailer brake failure, windshield wiper failure and a damaged drive shaft. For a complete list of recalls for this model year, be sure to visit the NHTSA website. The regular cab model even has a “do not drive” recommendation from the NHTSA for two recalls involving seat belts and a damaged steering gear. So, if you own a 2021 F-150, it’s important for you to do a VIN search for your specific truck to make sure it doesn’t have any recalls.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V188000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 47,084

Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Ford F-150 recall, please contact Ford Motor Co. directly.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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