Ford Motor Company – Inoperative Defrosting/Defogging System/FMVSS 103

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2023 F-150 Lightning pickup trucks. The electronic cabin coolant heater module may be missing a solder joint, which can cause intermittent or no cabin heat and result in an inoperative windshield defrosting and defogging system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 103, “Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems.”

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20231013
NHTSA ID 23V688000
Consequence Summary An inoperative windshield defrosting and defogging system may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action Dealers will replace the electronic cabin coolant heater, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 6, 2023. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 23C32.
Recall Code 23C32
Potentially Affected 931
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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