Ford, Lincoln Trucks and SUVs Recalled to Fix Windshield Wipers

The wipers may suddenly stop working, leaving drivers with reduced visibility

2021 Ford Expedition front driving Photo: Ford

Ford is recalling nearly 653,000 trucks and SUVs, including the 2020-2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck, 2020-2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs, and 2020-2022 Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks, because their windshield wipers may suddenly stop working or even detach.

The problem is due to a poorly made part in the wiper assembly that can fail prematurely, especially in cold weather where the wipers may have to push through snow and ice. Ford tells the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that there have been 754 reports of wiper failures on the recalled vehicles, but no crashes or injuries. If wipers fail while the vehicle is in motion, drivers may not be able to see the road ahead.

Ford dealerships will replace the faulty wiper arms, free of charge.

The automaker already recalled over 157,000 F-150s for a different wiper-related issue in March.

The Details

Vehicles Recalled 
• 2020-2021 Ford F-150 pickup trucks
• 2020-2021 Ford Expedition SUVs
• 2020-2021 Lincoln Navigator SUVs
• 2020-2022 Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks

The problem: Some wiper arms’ splines may strip during use, which would prevent them from engaging with the wiper motor. This is due to a manufacturing defect.

The fix: Ford dealerships will replace the windshield wiper arms, free of charge. Owners who already paid for wiper repairs outside of warranty coverage will be eligible for reimbursement.

How to contact the manufacturer: Ford says it will contact owners by mail starting on May 23, 2022. Owners may also contact Ford at 866-436-7332.

NHTSA campaign number: 22V250. Ford’s own number for this recall is 22S26.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.