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Safety Recall 22S27 Rear Axle Bolt Fractures

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Newbie here,my first post. Just got my CPO ST from my Ford dealer and I have a question about what they do to correct this. Do they add another bolt so there are two when you look from the rear or do they just replace the one bolt? They gave me certification that it was done, but I’m only seeing one bolt. So I’m confused.
Your not the only one confused by their ambiguous TSB instructions. So at the start the TSB instructions were that ONLY the PIU's were getting a replacement bolt. All affected RETAIL vehicles would get the new software programming that auto activates the parking brake when the transmission is placed into PARK.

I thought this was just a temp solution until they had enough production of the new stronger bolts.

But of course not, many RETAIL vehicles are not eligible for the bolt replacement we are stuck with software auto activation of the parking brake. Quite frankly its just lazy engineering and a cheap way of mitigating the engineering flaw.

I asked my dealer if Im ever getting a new bolt and rid of this software, I was told never!
 

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The software may be overcome in FORskn, but for the bolt?
If you want a stronger one and are actually concerned, you should replace it yourself.
(Should FORD be the one footing the bill? You bet. Will they? doubtful)

https://whoosh-motorsports.myshopif...me-duty-rear-motor-mount-bolt-set-explorer-st

ps, I always park with my brake on, no matter what vehicle I drive. All the car's weight on the parking internal on the transmission? It's not a manual shift, lol!
I know people who park on hills and dont use brakes, too many have bent shift selector levers trying to get out of park haha
 

Sgt1411

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I fully agree with the Parking Brake application on a hill. Its a must for me too.

My issue is poor engineering shouldnt result in an added pain point for the customer.

The vehicle already has sensors in it to display in the DIC the incline of the vehicle, so if the vehicle is parked on any type of incline where the Parking Brake should be applied then I fully support AUTO application of the Parking Brake but when Im parking on a flat service in my garage, or shopping mall lot its simply lazy software engineering to apply the Parking Brake all because of a poor supplier part. Give me the bolt and let me decide when the parking brake goes on.
 

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Your not the only one confused by their ambiguous TSB instructions. So at the start the TSB instructions were that ONLY the PIU's were getting a replacement bolt. All affected RETAIL vehicles would get the new software programming that auto activates the parking brake when the transmission is placed into PARK.

I thought this was just a temp solution until they had enough production of the new stronger bolts.

But of course not, many RETAIL vehicles are not eligible for the bolt replacement we are stuck with software auto activation of the parking brake. Quite frankly its just lazy engineering and a cheap way of mitigating the engineering flaw.

I asked my dealer if Im ever getting a new bolt and rid of this software, I was told never!
I guess I will call the dealer and see what they say and keep researching.
 

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I fully agree with the Parking Brake application on a hill. Its a must for me too.

My issue is poor engineering shouldnt result in an added pain point for the customer.

The vehicle already has sensors in it to display in the DIC the incline of the vehicle, so if the vehicle is parked on any type of incline where the Parking Brake should be applied then I fully support AUTO application of the Parking Brake but when Im parking on a flat service in my garage, or shopping mall lot its simply lazy software engineering to apply the Parking Brake all because of a poor supplier part. Give me the bolt and let me decide when the parking brake goes on.
100%, no disagreement here.

Ford, however, is not willing to risk lawsuits on sensors that can be faulty.
 

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My Audi S4 also did the auto brake in Park.... You cant even change the rear brakes without using a scan tool to put the stupid thing in service mode!

As for Hill braking, I always put my foot on the brake, put the car in N, apply parking brake, let my foot of the brake so the weight of the car is off the drive train and 100% on the braking system and then put it in P. My ST had all the bolts replaces to be "blue certified" by Ford before I bought it used. If anything breaks now, the certifying dealership has to flip the bill for the next 5 years or 100K miles no matter what.
 

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Just had this newer recall done. They drill out the bolt holes and put in larger bolts and for some of the bolts they get reinforced sleeves added as well. Got it back to do the oil change and after so many posts about the drive shafts I looked under and sure enough th passenger front was torn open and the entire suspension was covered in grease. Dealer said they didn't see anything while doing the other work. Then realized he meant to tell me that they only checked the rear end with the work they were doing and i'd have to bring it back after I sent him a picture. Maybe this will be last time for a while...lol.
 

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Well, I feel pretty fortunate cause the dealer got me taken care of today. Got it in same day and replaced both front axles. 40k and both axles…what a trip.
 

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As for Hill braking, I always put my foot on the brake, put the car in N, apply parking brake, let my foot of the brake so the weight of the car is off the drive train and 100% on the braking system and then put it in P.
This is the way.
 



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