All recalls are free of charge to the owner. This one is a pretty big deal, in that the clockspring wiring could come in contact with the air bag wiring causing a deployment of the airbag. If you are looking at one for sale that hasn't had this done, tell the owner/dealer to get it done before the sale.
At first it was thought that just one assembly plant was to blame, but they expanded to cover just about all of the 04-08s. The recall itself is not a big deal - it being fixed that is. My service took 1.5 hours
The chaffing of the airbag wire against the clockspring is a big deal. Once the wire's casing is rubbed through the airbag can deploy randomly, causing pretty decent injuries. The airbag light is supposed to illuminate prior to deployment as an indicator that the wiring has gone south.
So who's the F150 going to be for? Are you ditching your Ex or getting rid of the wife's ride?
We are expanding the fleet.
It's for a place we just bought in Nevada.
We have a spare household stuff we want to haul out there from FL
later this year and then we'll have the p/u for our use when we fly
out to visit family. We are WAY outside of the "free" delivery zone from
stores, so the F150 will let us haul big items back w/o needing to