F-150 Lightning pickup truck recalled over low tire pressure

F-150 Lightning pickup truck recalled over low tire pressure

Ford has issued a recall for its F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck.

A spokesman for the automaker told FOX Business that the tire pressure monitoring system light may not be illuminated when intended and may not be able to provide adequate warning of low tire inflation pressure.

The spokesperson explained that the recommended tire cold inflation pressure in the Body Control Module BCM was incorrectly set to 35 psi rather than the correct inflation pressure of 42 psi. Low tire inflation pressure may lead to poor vehicle handling and a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. The safety compliance recall covers 2,666 vehicles in the U.S. and 220 in Canada in the 2022 model year, with 20 inch or 22 inch all-season tires. There have been no accidents or injuries related to the recall to date.

Ford has started notifying dealers and impacted customers. Dealers will update the Body Control Module software for vehicles and customers who want the remedy immediately, which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

All current Lightning customers will be able to get a remedy through a software update in 30 days.

In the meantime, Ford encourages customers to check that their tire pressure matches the figures provided on the tire and load information label that is located inside the vehicle's driver-side front door jamb.

Ford plans to double the production of the vehicle to 150,000 trucks annually in 2023, after receiving over 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning.

The standard-range F-150 Lightning battery provides a targeted EPA-estimated range of 230 miles. The extended range battery offers an EPA-estimated range of 320 miles and the Platinum model offers an EPA-estimated range of 300 miles.

The extended-range battery pack produces 580 horsepower and the standard-range battery pack delivers 452 horsepower. Both packs are capable of producing 775 lbs. More than any other F 150 pickup, the F150 pickup has a ft. of torque. Properly equipped F-150 Lightning pickups have a payload capacity of up to 2,235 lbs. It has a towing capacity of up to 10,000 lbs.

Prices range from $39,794 to $90,474 depending on the model, before factoring in destination fees and available green energy tax incentives.