Ford is recalling select F-150 and Super Duty models due to poor windshields.

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Ford announced a recall on Monday for select 2021 F-150 and 2020-21 super-duty truck models amid concerns that their windshields may not stay in place during an accident, increasing the risk of injury to one Accident. The story was first reported by CarScoops.

The recalled F-150 models were manufactured in Dearborn from October 27, 2020 to February 3, 2021. The Super Duty models were built in Kentucky between October 13, 2020 and January 23, 2021.

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We asked Ford for clarification on what caused this issue, whether it was an installation error or faulty materials. A Ford representative responded with this statement:

“This safety recall was not an installation problem. A non-compliant batch of the paint supplier’s flow additive in the clearcoat and a certain primer resulted in reduced adhesion of the urethane adhesive used to attach the windshield to the body structure.”

The recall affects 87,350 trucks in North America, of which 79,017 were sold in the United States. Fortunately, the solution to this problem appears to be for the dealer to simply remove and reinstall the windshield using standard maintenance procedures.

If you own one of the affected trucks, you can expect a notification from Ford starting the week of April 6, 2021. Ford claims no injuries have been reported as a result of this defect.

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