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Ford issues a safety recall for the F-150 Lightning, citing tire pressure issues

Ford Motor Company Issued the first safety recall for its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup. According to American car makers, the problem surrounds EV tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), but only affects trucks with certain sizes of tires.

Ford F-150 Lightning Is the first all-electric pickup from the blue oval brand, characterized by being a game changer in the adoption of EVs, especially in the United States, where the F-series has long been a truck champion.

First Lightning delivery Started in this past spring And the feedback from the first customer was very positive. But today, Ford announced its first safety compliance recall on the F-150. The relevant details are as follows:

Ford’s safety compliance recall is associated with certain 2022 F-150 Lightning trucks with 20-inch or 22-inch all-season tires. The problem is that the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light may not turn on when intended and may not properly warn of low tire pressure.

Ford states that this problem exists because the Body Control Module (BCM) recommended tire room pressure was incorrectly set to 35 psi instead of the correct 42 psi. Per Ford Motor Company:

Low tire pressure can lead to poor vehicle handling, loss of vehicle control, and an increased risk of collision. Ford recommends that customers check the tires inside the side pillars of the front door on the driver’s side and the numbers that match the tire pressures on the loading information label.

According to Ford, the recall will affect 2,666 Lightning vehicles in the United States and 220 vehicles in Canada. Currently, there are no accidents or injuries related to TPMS issues.

Automakers today have begun officially informing dealers about safety recalls. Owner of F-150 Lightning Starting tomorrow, June 28th, you will be notified via email and the FordPass mobile app. Lightning vehicles that have not yet been delivered may have their BMC updated by a Ford dealer.

In addition, customers seeking immediate treatment can access their nearest retailer. It takes about 20 minutes to run the update process. Ford will also provide remedies for all current Lightning customers through the Ford Powerup Software Update within the next 30 days.

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