Ford Recall: 250,000 F-Series Super Duty Trucks Could Suffer Aluminum Drive Shaft Fractures

The problem affects gas-powered trucks

Ford is recalling nearly a quarter of a million Super Duty trucks in the coming weeks.

According to documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford will recall certain 2017-2022 F-250 and F-350 trucks to address potential drive shaft fractures.

Specifically, the recall impacts gasoline-engined trucks with aluminum drive shafts. Ford notes the 247,445 affected trucks could have loose underbody heat and noise insulators. Those insulators could contact the aluminum drive shaft, leading to a fracture and loss of power. Ford also noted the truck could lose control if the drive shaft hits the ground, or cause the truck to roll if the parking brake is not engaged.

Starting on April 4, the automaker will notify affected owners through the mail. Dealer technicians will inspect and repair the drive shaft if necessary, as well as properly attach the underbody insulators. Ford’s number for the recall is 22S09, while the NHTSA’s campaign number is 22V-087. Owners can contact Ford’s customer service line at (866) 436-7332, or enter their VIN into the NHTSA’s recall site to see if their truck is part of the recall population.

2021 F-Series Super Duty

A similar issue is affecting F-150 trucks, as well

If the issue rings a bell, Ford also recalled the new F-150 for a similar issue in December 2021. For the Super Duty’s part, Ford acknowledges 40 reports of broken drive shafts, received from July 28, 2017 through November 15, 2021. All 40 of those reports involved Super Duty SuperCab and Crew Cab models with the aluminum drive shaft.

At the moment, the automaker said it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue. Additionally, Ford noted to the NHTSA that it removed the problematic insulators (part numbers HCB-2611130-AB and HC3B-2811130-AB) from production on December 10, 2021. Trucks built at the Kentucky Truck Plant after that date have a new under-carpet thermal patch instead.