Ford recalls 77,000 model year 2023-2024 Transit vehicles

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The rear wheels may lock up, posing a crash risk

Ford Motor Company is recalling 77,584 model year 2023-2024 Transit vehicles.

An inadequate amount of rear axle lubricant may cause rear axle tail bearing damage and seizure, which can result in wheel lock-up or driveshaft separation.

If the wheels lock-up or the driveshaft separates, the vehicle may lose drive power.

A disconnected driveshaft can also result in a rollaway when the vehicle is in park without the parking brake applied.

Any of these conditions can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Dealers will inspect the rear axle, and replace the axle bearings or axle assembly -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 4, 2024.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 24S05.

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