When your Ford appears on the recall list, you should receive a notification from Ford USA or the NHTSA. This notification will provide details about the recall, including the nature of the issue, potential risks, and steps to take.
Check Ford USA Recalls by Model
If your Ford is imported from Europe, you should also check the list of recalls on the dedicated Car-Recalls.eu website.
Get your Ford fixed for free
Ford recalls involve issues that are generally considered safety-related or non-compliant with safety standards. Repairs related to recalls are typically carried out for free, including parts and labor, regardless of whether your warranty is still active.
If you receive a recall notice, contact your local Ford dealership or a Ford service center as soon as possible. They will provide information about the recall, schedule a repair appointment, and ensure that the necessary repairs are carried out.
You can check if your specific Ford is affected by a recall by entering your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA website or the official Ford USA website. The VIN is a unique code that identifies your vehicle and can be found on your car’s registration, insurance documents, or near the base of the windshield on the driver’s side.
Always have recall-related repairs done at an authorized Ford service center. They are equipped with the necessary tools, parts, and expertise to perform the repairs according to manufacturer specifications.
Keep records of any recall-related communications, repair appointments, and receipts. This can be helpful for your own records and potentially for resale purposes in the future.
Ford recalls are issued to address safety concerns. It’s important to address recalls promptly to ensure the safety of you and your passengers, as well as the overall functionality of your vehicle.
Remember that safety is paramount, and recalls are designed to address potential issues that could compromise the safety or performance of your vehicle. If you suspect a recall might be affecting your Ford but haven’t received any notification, you can proactively reach out to your dealership or use the resources mentioned earlier to check for any open recalls.