Ford has made numerous recalls of the F-150 since its introduction in 1975, including recalls for steering and structure affecting the 2015 model year. The steering issue affects almost 9,000 trucks, while the structural recall includes 73 trucks. Ford also made several recalls of 2014 F-150s.
The 2015 steering recall affects trucks Ford produced in late March of the model year. It involves an improperly riveted steering shaft with the potential of separating and causing the vehicle to lose control during operation. The structural problem involves trucks manufactured in late January. It is due to a loose or missing heat shield, which causes fuel lines to melt and increases the risk of fire.