Toronto, Ontario — Faulty windshield wipers have been identified as the cause of the latest recall issued by Ford, currently affecting more than 650,000 pickups and SUVs on U.S. roads.
Transport Canada has yet to provide details on whether any vehicles in Canada are affected, though the U.S.-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that the 652,996 vehicles equipped with faulty windshield wipers include the 2020-2021 Ford F-150, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, as well as 2020-2022 models of the Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks.
In Ford’s letter to the NHTSA, the OEM described that “the windshield wiper arms may break, causing the windshield wipers to fail,” and therefore reduce driver visibility in inclement weather.
The symptoms of a potentially faulty windshield wiper include unpredictable or abnormally slow wipe speeds of the driver or passenger wiper arm.
Ford says it will begin notifying drivers of the recall in late May and will provide wiper replacements at dealerships free of charge.
The recall is not currently listed on Transport Canada’s website, though the NHTSA has it filed under campaign number 22V250000.