22S42 – Suspect Fuel Strap Secure – 2021 Ford F-150

June 10, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V414000

Unsecured Fuel Tank Attachment Strap

An improperly attached fuel tank increases the risk of a fuel leak and potential for fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V414

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 1

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling one 2021 F-150 vehicle. A single vehicle may have been assembled without a fuel tank front attachment resulting in an unsecured fuel tank attachment strap.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and repair (if necessary) the fuel tank strap bracket, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 27, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S42.

 

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.

 

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2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150

 


AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicle Model Year Assembly Plant Build Dates
F-150 2021 Dearborn July 1, 2021 through July 1, 2021

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

This recall affects one vehicle only.  In the affected vehicle, a front fuel tank strap inboard frame bracket may be missing from the vehicle. A special repair procedure will be required, and a bracket will be requested for repair (if found to be missing). An improperly attached fuel tank strap may affect the retention of the fuel tank and increase the risk of fuel leak and fire.

 

SERVICE ACTION

Dealers are to inspect the vehicle for the presence of the front fuel tank strap inboard frame bracket via mobile or in dealership inspection. If the vehicle does not pass inspection, please contact the SSSC for the repair direction. This service must be performed on the affected vehicle at no charge to the vehicle owner.

 

OWNER NOTIFICATION AND MAILING SCHEDULE

An owner letter is expected to be mailed the week of June 27, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE:

Federal law requires dealers to complete this recall service before a new vehicle is delivered to the buyer or lessee. Violation of this requirement by a dealer could result in a civil penalty of up to $21,000 per vehicle. Correct all vehicles in your new vehicle inventory before delivery. 

 

Mobil Inspection Recommendations

  • Mobile Inspection is only for inspecting the bracket underneath the vehicle.
  • Confirm with customer a mobile inspection is feasible.
  • Check OASIS prior to going to the customer’s home or business to confirm if any other outstanding FSA needs to be completed.
  • Transportation – due to the simplicity of this inspection, a specialty vehicle is not required.

 

Mobile Inspection Additional Information

Please ensure the technician brings the following to the mobile inspection destination:

  • Dealers must retain a Mobile Inspection Record with the repair order documentation. Refer to the Claims Preparation and Submission section and Attachment IV for details.
  • Printed Technical Instructions.
  • Printed Repair/Work Order or any other necessary documentation as customer copy(s) o Documents could also be emailed to the customer.
  • Charged cell phone, and laptop.
  • Shirt/uniform and vehicle graphic with dealership or Ford logos are recommended.  Recommended tools for inspection: mirror, cell phone, and flashlight.

 

Mobile Inspection Questions and Assistance

  • For questions and assistance, contact the Special Service Support Center (SSSC) via the SSSC Web Contact Site. Work with Dealership warranty administrator to create a SSSC contact ID#.
  • Once an SSSC agent responds to the new contact ID#, you may opt to call the SSSC hotline: (800) 325-5621.  

 

SOLD VEHICLES

  • Ford has not issued instructions to stop selling/delivering or driving used vehicles under this safety recall. The owner should contact their dealer for an appointment to have their vehicle remedied as soon as practicable.

 

DEALER-OPERATED RENTAL VEHICLES

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act law effective June 2016 prohibits a rental company from selling, renting or leasing vehicles subject to a safety or compliance recall. Please consult your legal counsel for legal advice.

 

TITLE BRANDED / SALVAGED VEHICLES

Affected title branded and salvaged vehicles are eligible for this recall.

 

OWNER REFUNDS

  • This safety recall must still be performed, even if the owner has paid for a previous repair. Claiming a refund will not close the recall on the vehicle.
  • Ford Motor Company is offering a refund for owner-paid repairs covered by this recall if the repair was performed prior to the date indicated in the reimbursement plan, which is posted with this bulletin. Owners are directed to seek reimbursement through authorized dealers or, at their option, directly through Ford Motor Company at P.O. Box 6251, Dearborn, MI 481216251.
  • Dealers are also pre-approved to refund owner-paid emergency repairs that were performed away from an authorized servicing dealer after the end date specified in the reimbursement plan. Non-covered repairs, or those judged by Ford to be excessive, will not be reimbursed.
  • Refunds will only be provided for the cost associated with the suspect fuel strap secure.

 

RENTAL VEHICLES

Dealers are pre-approved for up to 10 days for a comparable rental vehicle. Follow Extended Service Plan (ESP) guidelines for dollar amounts. Rentals will only be reimbursed for the day(s) the vehicle is at the dealership for part replacement. Prior approval for more than 10 rental day(s) is required from the SSSC. Contact the SSSC via the SSSC Web Contact Site for consideration and approval if appropriate

PARTS REQUIREMENTS / ORDERING INFORMATION

If the vehicle does not pass inspection, please contact the SSSC for the repair instructions and parts list. Also, if necessary, please submit photos and a list of the related damage parts to the SSSC.

 


CERTAIN 2021 MODEL YEAR F-150 VEHICLES — FUEL TANK STRAP BRACKET INSPECTION

 

MOBILE OR DEALERSHIP INSPECTION PROCEDURE

1. Visually inspect the forward fuel strap and the inboard fuel tank strap bracket. See Figure 1. Is the fuel tank strap secure, and the bracket present?

Yes – Passes inspection. Capture and submit clear photo(s) to the Special Service Support Center (SSSC) showing the forward fuel strap and the inboard fuel tank strap bracket.

No  – Does not pass inspection. Capture and submit clear photo(s) to the SSSC of the missing/damaged fuel tank strap and/or damage to the inboard mounting bracket, along with any related damage. The SSSC will provide repair instructions.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Federal law prohibits selling motor vehicle parts or components that are under safety, compliance, or emissions recall. Unless a part is requested to be returned to Ford, all parts replaced under this FSA must be scrapped in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal environmental protection and hazardous material regulations. Refer to the Parts Retention, Return, & Scrapping section of the FSA dealer bulletin for further information.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORD F-150 2021

 


3 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Bulletin re Safety Recall 22S42 Certain 2021 Model Year F-150 Suspect Fuel Strap Secure

RCMN-22V414-2071.pdf 14174.324KB

RCMN-22V414-2071

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V414-1333.PDF 214.252KB

RCLRPT-22V414-1333

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V414-8694.pdf 645.362KB

RCAK-22V414-8694

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V414&docType=RCL

 


 

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