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Ford Recalls F650 & F750 Trucks

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On: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 9:56AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Ford Recalls F650 & F750 Trucks

Ford has issued a recall of 783 of its 2012 F650 and F750 models. Although that number may sound low, keep in mind that the F650 and F750 trucks are purpose built work trucks that are not built in the same quantities as say, the F150 or Explorer, so the amount proportionally is enough to cause concern.

It seems that at the factory, these trucks may not have gotten the correct bonding material between the truck and the windshield. This lack of bonding can cause some severe consequences, like the windshield falling off of the truck. Considering the work that these trucks are usually employed for, that seems to be an even higher concern than one would normally assign for this type of problem.

Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 to schedule a free fix of their windshield as soon as possible or wait to be contacted by Ford. Read on for the full report.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Ford / F-6502012
Ford / F-7502012
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Mfr's Report Date:July 2, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V318000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Visibility: Windshield
Potential Number of Units Affected:783

Summary:

Ford is recalling certain model year 2012 F-650 and F-750 vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2012 through March 16, 2012. The clear and black primer may be missing on certain windshields which may result in an insufficient bond between the glass and cab structure.

Consequence:

An insufficient bond may result in a separation of the windshield from the cab, increasing the risk of personal injury or death.

Remedy:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove and inspect the windshield for urethane adhesion, and replace or reinstall the windshield as required, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 16, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Notes:

Ford's recall campaign number is 12S33. Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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