The problem stems from the underbody noise and heat insulators “which can loosen and come into contact with the aluminum drive shaft.” Ford said the insulators were installed with “insufficient adhesion.” Marking and scoring occurs to the drive shaft over time as the contact of those insulators causes heat build-up and a reduction in the material thickness of the aluminum drive shaft, which ultimately can may lead to fracture.
Of course, we all know that a broken drive shaft is not good. You could simply lose the engine while driving, or you could experience unintentional vehicle movement while the vehicle is in a Parking Lot. So far, Ford has been able to attribute the 27 failed drive shafts on the 2021-2022 F-150s as “potentially related” to the issue. Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries or deaths due to a broken drive shaft.
Affected F-150s include the Crew Cab all-wheel drive model with a 145-inch wheelbase, and only those equipped with equipment group 302A or higher. This equipment group adds a soundproofing package that is currently having problems. The less fitted F-150s had no insulators.
If you own one of these vans In the affected group, Ford says to watch out for loose or hanging underfloor insulators. Another sign that you may be having a problem is hearing clack, clicking, or buzzing noises coming from below. If you get under your truck, you can even see the marker or point of the steering shaft, say F-150 affected by this problem.
All owners of the recalled F-150s will be notified by mail beginning January 31. You will then be able to bring your F-150 in. seller test. New attachment features will be added to underfloor insulation to ensure the insulation remains in place and the drive shaft will be inspected for damage. If there is any damage to the drive shaft, it will repair as needed without charge.