Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2013 FORD F-53

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V422000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12S38

Make: FORD

Model: F-53

Year: 2013


Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

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End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 31

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20120907

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20120829

Date Added To File: 20120830

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Defect Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 F-53 motorhome stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from July 10, 2012 through July 13, 2012. Theses vehicles were assembled with incorrect steering gear adapter plate retention fasteners. Steering gear adapter plate fasteners could lead to torque loss in the steering gear attachment, potentionally leading to loosening and subsequent separation of the stearing gear over time.

Consequence Summary:
Separation of the steering gear may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear adapter plate retention fasteners, free of charge. The safety recall was completed on September 7, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.