Ford F-150 Deliveries in Australia Suspended Due to Compliance Issues, Recall Announced

Matt Brand
May 15, 2024
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Ford Australia has announced a recall of the 2024 Ford F-150 pickup after identifying compliance issues with local vehicle regulations, leading to multiple delivery suspensions.

This recall is the fourth for the F-150 this year, addressing discrepancies specifically related to vehicle lighting that does not meet the Australian Design Rules.

The company has confirmed that the recall applies to vehicles currently on the roads and that rectification work will be scheduled for affected vehicles without necessitating a stop-drive directive.

The issue emerged after an initial stop-delivery was issued in late November 2023 due to problems with the vehicle's lighting features.

Subsequent issues have caused additional interruptions in delivery and sales, with this latest notice affecting all variants of the F-150.

Ford Australia is offering a complimentary five-year/75,000km service program to customers who have either received their vehicles or signed purchase agreements by May 6 as a gesture of goodwill.

Ford's remanufacturing partner in Melbourne, RMA, is responsible for converting the vehicles from left- to right-hand drive.

Despite recent delivery interruptions, Ford has continued its sales efforts in Australia, competing with other US manufactured pickups, including the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado.

As of the end of April 2024, Ford reported selling 943 F-150s since its introduction to the Australian market.

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