2021 Ford F-150 Recall: Fix for Backup Lamp Glitch After Software Update

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2021 Ford F-150 Recall
2021 Ford F-150 Recall

A software glitch has caused Ford to recall a specific set of 2021 F-150 trucks. The issue lies with an over-the-air update for the body control module, which unintentionally impacted backup lamp functionality.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem came to light in April 2024 after Ford received warranty claims about inoperative reverse lights.

Investigators determined the update mistakenly changed a parameter setting from “present” to “absent” for vehicles equipped with Onboard Scales. This change disabled the backup lamps, prompting a recall to deliver a corrective software update.

2021 Ford F-150 Recall
2021 Ford F-150 Recall (Ford)

There’s important safety news for some 2021 Ford F-150 owners. Ford has issued a recall, designated 24S38 internally, to address a potential safety concern.

While official notification letters won’t be mailed until July, you can check if your truck is affected right now. This recall applies to certain F-150s built between May 20, 2021, and December 10, 2021.

The F-150, a popular truck known for its versatility, has been a top seller for generations. From the base XL Regular Cab to the high-powered Raptor R, the 2021 F-150 offers a range of trims to suit different needs and budgets.

Luckily, authorized dealers are already prepared to fix the problem free of charge for affected vehicles. Don’t wait for the mail. Visit Ford’s website and enter your VIN to see if your 2021 F-150 is included in the recall.


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