Ford recalls F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

The company is recalling 2,666 vehicles in the US and 220 vehicles in Canada


An editor at eMobilCar

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Ford has announced that the company is recalling the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks. The recall is specifically for vehicles with 20-inch or 22-inch all-season tires and focuses on the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

The TPMS indicator warns the driver and low tire pressure, due to a sensor malfunction, the indicator may not light up. Ford explains that the issue is due to the recommended cold tire pressure in the body control module (BCM) being incorrectly set to 35 psi (about 2.4 bar) rather than the correct pressure. in tires at 42 psi(2.85 bar). Therefore, the warning will not be issued until the tire pressure is below 35 psi, which is 7 psi(0.45 bar) below the proper warning threshold.

Low tire pressure can cause poor vehicle handling and possible loss of vehicle control, which increases the risk of an accident. Ford recommends that customers check that their tire pressures match the numbers on the tire and load information label located inside the driver's side front in the doorway

The 18-inch wheel and tire combination that is standard on both Pro and XLT trims is not included in the recall. The Lariat trim comes standard with 20-inch wheels and tires, while the Platinum trim comes standard with 22-inch wheels and tires. However, customers who order the XLT trim can also add 20-inch wheels as an option, but the Pro trim is only available with 18-inch wheels and tires. This recall applies to 20 and 22-inch tires only.

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