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Ford Motor recalls 2,900 F-150 Lightning trucks in the U.S. and Canada over tire pressure issues

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The automaker Ford Motor said on Monday it will recall 2,666 U.S. and 220 Canada F-150 Lightning trucks due to a software issue that may result in a failure to provide adequate warning of low tire pressure, Reuters reported. Ford added that there were no accidents or injuries connected to the recall of the recently launched F-150 electric truck.

“Low tire inflation strain might result in poor automobile dealing with and an attainable lack of automobile management, growing the danger of crash. Ford encourages clients to verify their tire strain matches figures supplied on the Tire and Loading Data label positioned contained in the driver-side entrance door jamb,” the Detroit automaker says.

The automaker said the truck’s tire pressure was incorrectly set to 35 psi (rather than the correct inflation pressure of 42 psi) which resulted in the system light not illuminating when intended and may not be able to provide the warning of low tire inflation pressure.

Dealers will update the Body Control Module software for undelivered vehicles and customers who want the remedy immediately, a fix that takes approximately 20 minutes, Reuters added

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