Posted on Jun 26, 2012

Ford has announced in recent weeks the recall of 101 vehicles in its 2012 Ford F-150 truck line. Ford is attributing the recall to a failure of the model’s passenger-side airbag’s occupancy classification software, an error that could lead to a failure of the airbag to properly deploy or, just as dangerously, an unwarranted release of the airbag while the vehicle is in motion.

Ford is specifying that the recall pertains only to certain 2012 F-150’s manufactured between November 6 and November 15, 2011. F-150 owners can check the label on the driver’s side doorjamb for the build date of their truck. Ford has offered to correct the problem and replace malfunctioning parts on all affected vehicles free of charge.

The F-150 software correction is not the first recall so far in 2012.  Over 10,000 vehicles in the F-150, Mustang, Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator models were all recalled just several weeks prior due to problems with their automatic transmissions failing to properly adjust into reverse when the gear shift is moved onto “R”. That recall is scheduled to begin June 25 and owners are advised to inquire as to whether their models are at risk and subject to the recall.