Ford will recall about 560,000 units of its F-150 pickup truck due to a windshield wiper issue, while it was learned Friday that Tesla will have to fix the airbag system for about 30,000 Model Xs.
In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Nhtsa), Ford indicated that the wiper motor in 2021 and 2022 models may stop working, reducing visibility depending on weather conditions.
Because of the safety risks posed by the malfunctioning wiper, Ford will replace the faulty motor with a new one, though the company said it has not received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from the problem.
Ford said the company’s dealers will perform the repair for free.
Of the more than 560,000 affected vehicles, about 453,000 were sold in the United States, 103,000 in Canada, and 7,000 in Mexico.
Also in documents filed with Nhtsa, Tesla stated that about 30,000 Model Xs will need to be repaired in the US for a problem that prevents normal operation of the front passenger airbag at low speed impacts and when the seat is occupied by a lightweight person without a seat belt.
Tesla told Nhtsa it would fix the problem with a remote update of the car’s software.
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