Some 2022 F-150 Raptor models built this year are being recalled by Ford. The business claimed in a statement issued through the NHTSA that the issue is with the lug nuts, which may have come free as a result of an error during the assembly process.
Over 1,500 Ford F-150 Raptor units may be impacted by the NHTSA Recall 22V-675. Between April 19, 2022, and August 11, 2022, these cars were made. Only vehicles fitted with optional 37-inch tires are subject to the aforementioned flaw.
The issue arose on April 18, 2022, when a robotic three-spindle DC lug nut tool replaced a manual procedure for the 37-inch tires.
The new DC lug nut tool's nominal torque was improperly set to 170 Nm rather than the recommended 200 Nm, according to the recall document.
Following an evaluation of 477 automobiles, 236 were discovered to have poor residual torque. The risk of a collision would naturally increase if this led to a weakening of the wheel attachment and potential wheel separation from the car.
The lug nuts will be tightened to specifications, free of charge, as the fix for the flaw. Owners have already been informed, but you might want to call your dealer just to be sure your F-150 Raptor isn't covered by the recall.