“Redesigned for 2021, Ford F-150 models built in Dearborn from Oct. 27, 2020 to Feb. 3, 2021, are being recalled because the front windshields can come loose. The adhesive might not bond, and the windshield might not stay in place in a crash, Ford said. The issue also applies to 2020-2021 Ford Super Duty trucks built in Kentucky from Oct. 13, 2020 to Jan. 23, 2021.
The recall encompasses 79,017 trucks sold in the U.S., 6,986 in Canada, and 1,347 in Mexico. Ford was not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the issue and said dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield free of charge to owners. The reference number is 21C06, and owners can visit Ford’s recall page and enter their VIN to check on the status of their vehicle.”
Read more on this recall here.
Ford has also issued a correctional statement saying that they overstated the payload capacity for the F-Series trucks. Such an issue may cause owners to be unaware of the necessary stopping distance when carrying heavy loads. That would increase the likelihood of a crash. Thankfully, neither recalls have led to accidents, injuries or deaths, and Ford deserves a little credit for being proactive.
Do you own an F-150 that has sustained windshield damage? Call Advantage Auto Glass at 612-343-8984 to schedule a windshield repair or replacement. We also offer mobile service to the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.