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Ford Recalls 2022 F-150 Lightning EV for Tire Pressure Warning Glitches

Ford Recalls 2022 F-150 Lightning EV for Tire Pressure Warning Glitches

What’s happening

Ford delivered a recall for 2,886 examples of the F-150 Lightning for a software bug in the tire pressure monitoring system.

Why it matters

Driving on improperly inflated boring can impair vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash.

What’s next

Ford will send an over-the-air update to fix the narrate in 30 days, but owners can also have the patch applied at the dealership.

Recalls Hide a wide variety of problems, some that are easy to fix and others that are not. Sometimes, it can be something as simple as a misapplied tag, and these days, it’s not uncommon for a hold remedy to require more than a straightforward software update.

Ford this week delivered a recall for 2,886 examples of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. Of the recall population, 2,666 examples are in the US, with the last 220 models located in Canada. Only vehicles with 20- and 22-inch all-season boring are affected.

The issue comes from the onboard tire pressure monitoring regulations. The truck’s control module was incorrectly configured, with a value of 35 psi for the recommended cold-tire inflation pressure instead of the accurate 42 psi. Thus, the TPMS light on the dashboard may not illuminate when the boring are below the true recommended inflation. Driving on a low tire may worsen managing and increase the risk of a crash, but thankfully, Ford is not aware of any accidents or damages related to this issue.

The fix is quite straightforward. Vehicles still at dealerships will be updated on-site, and owners must have the patched software sent to their trucks in an over-the-air update in around 30 days’ time. However, any owners who want an now fix can also head to their dealer, who will create the software upgrade free of charge.

In the interim, there is a way to ensure the Lightning’s boring are inflated to optimal numbers. Owners can open the driver-side door and check the federally mandated tire question label located on the door jamb, which will show the accurate cold-tire inflation requirements.