Ford Recalls 2024 F-150 Pickups Over Windshield Bonding Issue

Safety Concern Prompts Action to Ensure Compliance and Driver Safety...

2024 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Platinum SuperCrew 4x4. (Ford).

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling approximately 4,361 units of its 2024 F-150 pickups because the windshield may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle, potentially causing it to detach during a crash. Consequently, these vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 212, “Windshield Mounting.”

A windshield that detaches during a crash can increase the risk of injury.

2024 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew FX4. (Ford).

Recall Chronology – 

  • On May 9, 2024, an issue pertaining to windshield adhesion on certain F-150 vehicles was brought to Ford’s Critical Concerns Review Group (CCRG) for review. On May 2, 2024, personnel at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) identified visible urethane sealer on the interior passenger side A-pillar that was off location relative to the windshield and flange. Upon further investigation, Ford discovered that variations in the manufacturing fixture process, used to position the windshield before applying the urethane, could lead to the possibility of insufficient adhesion between the windshield and the vehicle’s structure.
  • To verify the potential for improper windshield adhesion along the A-pillar, Ford conducted vehicle windshield glass cut-out inspections at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant across the suspect vehicle build timeframe.
  • Windshield air leakage testing and water leak audits were also performed on units within the suspect population. Photos from an overhead camera Artificial Intelligence (AI) pilot program were utilized to further identify windshields that were improperly positioned during the urethane application.
  • Ford determined that suspect vehicles with this potential condition may not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 212 Windshield Mounting.
  • As of June 18, 2024, Ford is not aware of any warranty, field reports, or customer complaints related to this concern.
  • On June 21, 2024, Ford’s Field Review Committee reviewed the concern and approved a field action. Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.
2024 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew FX4. (Ford).

Dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on July 8, 2024. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 24C20.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visit