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Ford Motor Company recalls over 160,000 F-150 Trucks because Daytime Running Lights May Not Dim

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018-2020 F-150 trucks equipped with high series LED headlamps with Autolamp (On/Off) functionality.

The Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) may remain activated instead of dimming to parking lamps when the Master Lighting Switch (MLS) is manually rotated from the “Autolamps” switch position to “Headlamps On.”

Certain 2018-2020 F-150 Trucks are being recalled because Daytime Running Lights May Not Dim.

Certain 2018-2020 F-150 Trucks are being recalled because Daytime Running Lights May Not Dim.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.”

 

 

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

NHTSA Campaign Number:20V097000
Components: Exterior Lighting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 166,196

Make Model Year
Ford F-150 2018-2020

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018-2020 F-150 trucks equipped with high series LED headlamps with Autolamp (On/Off) functionality. The Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) may remain activated instead of dimming to parking lamps when the Master Lighting Switch (MLS) is manually rotated from the “Autolamps” switch position to “Headlamps On.”

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.”

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9th, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1.866.436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 20C03.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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