Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2006 FORD F-450

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V344000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: F-450

Year: 2006

Component:
TRAILER HITCHES

Manufacturers Involved: KNAPHEIDE MANUFACTURING COMPAN

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20061023

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20080715

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 108

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20080815

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: KNAPHEIDE MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Date Report Received By ODI: 20080728

Date Added To File: 20080729

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
KNAPHEIDE IS RECALLING 108 MY 2006-2008 PRO SERIES TRUCK BEDS EQUIPPED WITH AN ICC BUMPER WHICH INCLUDED A PROVISION FOR A BALL HITCH. THERE MAY BE AN INSUFFICIENT WELD ATTACHING THE HITCH CHANNEL TO THE SUPPORTING STRUCTURE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD RESULT IN BENDING OF THE HITCH CHANNEL OR THE HITCH COULD BE PULLED OFF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
KNAPHEIDE WILL OFFER TWO REMEDIES TO ITS CUSTOMERS: (1) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT USE THE HITCH, THE HITCH WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TRUCK BED AND REPLACED WITH AN ICC BUMPER; OR (2) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO NEED A HITCH, A RECEIVER HITCH ASSEMBLY WILL BE ADDED TO THE EXISTING HITCH ASSEMBLY AND ALL SUSPECT WELD JOINTS WILL BE RE WELDED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KNAPHEIDE AT 1-877-473-5763.