The Ford F-550 is the most capable F-Series Super Duty truck you can get. Aimed purely at commercial users, it's often sold with a bare chassis designed to be "upfitted" by a third-party supplier. Big engines, a robust frame and dually rear axles allow the F-550 to boast the F-series' most impressive payload and tow ratings. Despite this truck's work ethic, it can be equipped with many upscale features shared with lesser F-series models.
On certain vehicles, seats with a manual recliner may not meet the strength requirements of Canadian regulations. A seatback with reduced strength may not properly restrain an occupant in a crash.
A seatback that moves in a crash could increase the risk of injury.
The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer for an inspection of the driver and front passenger seat recliners.
This recall is for aftermarket replacement rear window glass produced by Vitro Automotriz. Certain rear window glass may not have been properly tempered. If the window breaks, the glass may separate into large pieces instead of very small ones.
Note: This is a voluntary recall that is not being conducted under the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Glass that breaks in to large pieces could create a risk of injury.
The company will notify consumers by mail and instruct them to inspect the designation code marked on the rear window glass. Products affected by this recall have the designation “DOT 287” along with the lettering “VMR” (Replacement Market) and a date code that is before July 2019. This information is printed on the bottom corner of the glass. Consumers should contact Vitro's customer service at 1-412-995-6457 or email@example.com to arrange for replacement of the glass.
On certain vehicles equipped with an IOTA 50 amp transfer switch which is used to switch power between on-vehicle generator and shoreline power. Under certain heavy duty cycles, the lugs on the buss bar may loosen. Under high electrical loads, loose electrical connections could cause the circuit to overheat, which would increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the IOTA switch.
Certain decorative chrome door handle covers, sold as aftermarket accessories through Ford dealers, may affect compliance to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 206 – Door Lock and Door Retention Components. These accessories may cause the door handles to fail to conform to the inertial load requirements of the standard. A door handle fitted with a chrome cover could unlatch due to inertial loads during a side impact crash if the door were unlocked, which would increase the risk of injury. Correction: Covers will be removed from vehicles and owners will be reimbursed for parts and labour.
On certain vehicles, the inner sidewall of the affected tires may have been damaged during vehicle assembly. This could result in a loss of air or, in some cases, a rupture during use. If this were to occur, a damaged tire that ruptures or rapidly loses air may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the tires and replace if necessary.
Certain ambulance or fire package vehicles with 6.7L diesel engines may experience a "stop safety now" warning message and 5 audible chimes if an Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) sensor fault is detected. Engine torque would be gradually reduced by 70 percent over a period of 45 seconds to a power-reduced level that is maintained. During this time, there would be no effect on steering, braking, lighting, electrical, or restraint systems, allowing the operator to maneuver the vehicle to a safe location. Such an occurrence could also result in an engine shut down and subsequent inability to quickly restart the vehicle. If this condition were to occur when an ambulance or fire engine vehicle was transporting a patient or providing medical assistance, it could delay medical treatment and increase the risk of injury to the patient. Correction: Dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module with updated software.
Certain ambulance package vehicles with 6.7L diesel engines may experience a "stop safety now" warning message and 5 audible chimes while the vehicles gradually loses power, eventually resulting in the engine stalling when speed falls below 5 km/h. If this were to occur while the ambulance is transporting a patient, engine shutdown with no ability to restart could interfere with patient care and increase the risk of injury to the patient. Correction: Dealers will replace the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) sensor located downstream of the diesel particulate filter (DPF).
Certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks. A switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke or, potentially, ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. Loss of visibility while driving increases the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built with the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced.
On certain vehicles, the automated valve stems may have been over inserted into the wheels during installation. This could tear the rubber bulb at the base of the valve stem and result in loss of air. If air pressure is not maintained, the tire may operate at extremely low inflation pressures. Since commercial truck tires have steel cords in the sidewall, operation at extremely low pressures could result in sidewall zipper failures either during vehicle operation or during inflation of the tire. A potential for personal injury exists if safety standards are not followed while inflating and zipper failure occurs. Correction: Valve stems will be inspected for leakage and if leakage is found, both valve stem and tire will be replaced.