22S50 – Steering Wheel May Loosen or Detach – 2022 Ford F-53 Motorhome Stripped Chassis, & F-59 Commercial Stripped Chassis

July 22, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V528000

Steering Wheel May Loosen or Detach

A loose or detached steering wheel can result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V528

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 692

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2022 F-53 Motorhome Stripped Chassis, and F-59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles. The steering wheel attachment bolt may loosen and separate from the steering column, resulting in a loose or detached steering wheel.

 

Remedy

Ford will work with the final stage vehicle manufacturers to replace and tighten the steering wheel attachment bolt, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S50.

 

Notes

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.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


Ford F-53/F-59
Ford F-53/F-59

 


Chronology :

On June 15, 2022, Detroit Chassis Plant (DCP) had identified a 2022 F53/59 Stripped Chassis vehicle with a steering wheel attaching bolt that was torqued below specification. DCP personal inspected other units at the plant and identified others had steering wheel attaching bolts that were not torqued to the specification. DCP Engineering reviewed torque data for the most recent 10,000 steering wheel attaching bolt torques and determined that an under torquing condition began on June 3, 2022, for certain vehicle configurations, concurrent with the start of a new operator.

On June 30, 2022, the issue pertaining to F-53 and F-59 under torqued steering wheel attachment bolts was brought to Ford’s Critical Concern Review Group for review.

June 30 – July 1, 2022, Restraints Engineering performed a geometric analysis of the steering column, steering wheel attaching bolt, and the horn pad, and determined that a loose bolt could potentially back out of the joint, resulting in loss of steering wheel attachment to the steering column. All the affected vehicles are incomplete vehicles that are shipped to final stage manufacturers for further manufacturing.

On July 15, 2022, Ford’s Field Review Committee reviewed the concern and approved a field action.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORD F-53 2022
FORD F-59 2022

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V528-1392.pdf 645.41KB

RCAK-22V528-1392

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V528-5518.PDF 215.897KB

RCLRPT-22V528-5518

 


Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V528-1652.PDF 215.924KB

RCLRPT-22V528-1652

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V528&docType=RCL

 


 

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