Ford Motor Company – Improperly Secured Battery May Cause Fire

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2023 F-150 Lightning vehicles. The fasteners that secure the junction box bus bars inside the high-voltage battery pack may not have been tightened securely, which can cause electrical arcing at the busbars.

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20240223
NHTSA ID 24V144000
Consequence Summary Electrical arcing increases the risk of a fire. In addition, a loss of drive power may occur, which can increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action Dealers will inspect and repair the busbar fasteners and replace any damaged components as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on March 18, 2024. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 24S11.
Recall Code 24S11
Potentially Affected 216
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
Recall Link Go to Recall (

What the owner should do?

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