Ford issues recalls for F-150 due to brake light and seat issues

Updated Nov 21, 2014
2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew with Sport Package2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew with Sport Package

Ford has issued two recalls for the F-150 on issues relating to brake lights and the seats.

The first affects 950 2014 F-150s in North America and deals with an issue with the brake pedal position switch. If this switch is incorrectly adjusted it could result in a delay in the brake lights lighting up or not lighting up at all when the brake pedal is depressed.

In addition, drivers could need to use additional brake pressure to disengage cruise control, so Ford is asking affected drivers to not use cruise control until they’ve brought their trucks in to be repaired. A Ford dealer will remove and reinstall the switch for free.

The second issue affects about 135,000 2009-2014 Ford F-150s and 2014 Ford Flex SUVs and is related to a passenger seat sensing issue that could result in non-deployment of the passenger airbag in certain frontal crashes, if an adult is in the passenger seat.

Dealers will widen the gap between the manual seat frame and seat track assembly, then calibrate the seat occupant classification system.

Ford says it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to either issue.