Ford Motor Company is recalling 247,445 model year 2017-2022 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks with gasoline engines and aluminum driveshafts.
Underbody heat and noise insulators may loosen and contact the aluminum driveshaft, which could damage it and cause it to fracture.
A fractured driveshaft can cause a loss of drive power or a loss of vehicle control if it contacts the ground. Unintended movement could also occur while parked if the parking brake is not engaged. Either of those situations can increase the risk of a crash.
What to do
Dealers will inspect and repair the driveshaft -- as necessary -- and properly attach the underbody insulators free of charge.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 4, 2022.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S09.