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Popular ute recalled over deadly defect

Vehicles made in 2022 and 2023 are affected by the recall. Photo: Ford
Vehicles made in 2022 and 2023 are affected by the recall. Photo: Ford

Hundreds of Ford utility vehicles have been recalled over concerns about the vehicles steering control.

Owners of Ford’s F-150 pick-up have been urged to check if their vehicle is caught up in the recall, and to stop driving the vehicles immediately if they are.

“Due to a remanufacturing process issue, the steering intermediate shaft may separate from the steering rack resulting in a loss of steering control,” the company said in its recall notice.

Nearly 450 of the cars have been recalled. Photo: Ford
Nearly 450 of the cars have been recalled. Photo: Ford
Vehicles made in 2022 and 2023 are affected by the recall. Photo: Ford
Vehicles made in 2022 and 2023 are affected by the recall. Photo: Ford

“A loss of steering control could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

A total of 443 vehicles are impacted by the recall, with models produced between 2022 and 2023 affected.

Owners of affected vehicles should contact Ford to organise a free inspection and repair.

They will also be contacted in writing by the car manufacturers but can contact any Ford Dealer or the company’s customer relationship centre on 13 3673.