Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Ford recalls some motorhomes for chassis problem

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling as many as 16,128 model year 2020 to 2021 F-53 Motorhome Stripped Chassis and F-59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles. An inadequate amount of rear axle lubricant may cause rear wheel bearing damage and bearing seizure, and rear axle or driveshaft failure.

Failure of the rear axle or driveshaft may cause the loss of motive power, failure of the parking brake, and the inability to shift the transmission into “PARK,” increasing the risk of a crash. [Note: Loss of motive power means the vehicle can unexpectedly shift into neutral.]

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the rear wheel bearings, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 12, 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 21S17.

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

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GREG ONEAL (@guest_153491)
2 years ago

I went to have the recall work performed. They broke something related to the ABS system as the light came on on my way home. Went back yesterday to have that fixed. Broken part was part of the recall fix and is out of stock and on backorder. Will require a third trip. At the prices of gas today this is really costing me.

Philip McCutchen (@guest_150274)
2 years ago

So, 11/1/2021, my experience this morning trying to find chassis warranty safety recall service for my 2021 Winnebago Adventurer 29B anywhere within about 200 miles of Atlanta, GA. It’s been frustrating to say the least.

  • Lee-Smith, Inc. (Chattanooga): No parts, check back next month…
  • Peach State Ford Trk Sls Inc (Norcross): Maybe 3 weeks, MUST drop off and wait…
  • Courtesy Ford: No Parts? Checking…
  • Long-Lewis Ford of the Shoals: Call next month…


  • Allan Vigil Ford
  • Wade Ford
  • Ford of Dalton
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  • Fairway Ford
  • Woody Anderson Ford
  • Ken Wilson Ford
  • Four Seasons Ford, Inc.
  • D & D Motors, Inc.


Jeff (@guest_156664)
1 year ago

Same problem in NE Ohio. Ford dealers are unresponsive or decline to do this 21S17 recall. General RV does not service the chassis.

Donald v Miller (@guest_124226)
2 years ago

Is it true that all unsold f53 units at the dealers can not be delivered to the new owners until Ford has a official remedy?

David Nottingham (@guest_129943)
2 years ago

My f53 unit was delivered after recall date. Not sure if this is legal?

John Kim (@guest_131421)
2 years ago

My Thor with F53 delivered after recall date too. Just got it in May of this year. Got mail from Ford yesterday, 6/19/2021. How are you handling this David and Donald? – John Kim

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