Just got this-- Recall #21S03. FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS INSPECTION

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Recall #21S03 FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS INSPECTION

My dealership paid for Carfax car care. Carfax sent this via email for my OB.





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Recall #21S03 FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS INSPECTION

My dealership paid for Carfax car care. Carfax sent this via email for my OB.

When was your BS built ?
 

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Anyone else get this recall or know more about the details ?

My VIN listed, a First Edition produced on 12/20/20.

"What is the issue ? Your vehicle may have been produced with front suspension modules that may have incorrect front lower control arms."
"What is the risk ? Vehicles with incorrect lower control arms may experience reduced stability during aggressive driving maneuvers, increasing the risk of rollover under maximum roof load." (I added the emphasis).

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My local service manager was nice enough to show me the paperwork from Ford describing the recall and how to visually inspect the front lower control arms without having to drop the vehicle off for the billable .3 hours of labor at the dealer.

The correct control arms will have the "AMA" letter sequence as seen in the attached photo, to the left of the raised larger alpha-numeric sequence. The relevant alpha-numeric sequence is incredibly difficult to see with the naked eye while laying under the vehicle and shows up much better in a cell phone photograph.
I was anxious to get the go ahead to load up the roof for an imminent camping trip and the dealer admitted that the parts are very difficult to obtain.


Daniel
 

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