Ford recalls nearly 18,000 F-series trucks

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The driver's airbag may become deactivated

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17,970 model year 2023 F-150 and Ford SD F250, F350, F450, F550 and F600 trucks.

The steering wheel clock spring may have an insufficient weld, causing a loss of electrical connection to the driver's front airbag.

A deactivated airbag will not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and replace the clock spring -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Interim owner notifications explaining the safety risk are scheduled to be mailed January 8, 2024. A second notice will be sent once remedy parts become available, anticipated in the 2nd Quarter of 2024.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.

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