Ford recalls nearly 113K F-150 pickup trucks due to rear axle issue

Ford is recalling nearly 113,000 of its popular F-150 pickup trucks because of a rear axle hub bolt that "may fatigue and break."

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the issue could lead to a heightened crash risk.

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Bolt breakage may cause axle hub spline damage that could lead to "vehicle roll away when the vehicle is in park without the parking brake applied, or cause a loss of drive power," according to NHTSA. 

NHTSA said 112,965 F-150s from 2021 through 2023 may be affected. The impacted trucks have the Trailer Tow Max Duty package and certain heavy-duty axle specifications, according to the agency.

Ford has not learned of any crashes or injuries stemming from the rear axle hub bolt problem and is currently developing a solution, according to NHTSA.

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"We will be sharing more information about the final service remedy with dealers and customers soon," a Ford spokesperson told FOX Business. "In the meantime, customers can apply the electronic parking brake out of an abundance of caution. If a customer experiences the issue, they should visit a dealership for replacement of both axle shaft assemblies."

Between Jan. 29 and Feb. 2, owners will get a letter in the mail with information about the recall.