— Ford is having truck problems, enough problems to cause the automaker to issue three recalls for three separate problems.
However, the combined number of recalled trucks is only about 780, with the majority of the trucks recalled to fix problems that could cause the seat belts to fail in a crash.
Ford F-150 and Super Duty
About 624 model year 2017 Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks have weld problems that can affect the seat belt buckle attachment brackets on the front passenger seats. Ford says there is a seat track for the manual passenger seat, and insufficient welds may exist between the seat belt anchor and the frame for the seat cushion.
If the welding job isn't strong enough, the seat belt buckle may not hold the passenger in a crash. A passenger flying loose in a crash could be a disaster, but the automaker says it doesn't know of any injuries or crashes related to the bad welds.
About 504 trucks are in the U.S., 63 are in Mexico and the remaining 57 are in Canada, but no matter where the trucks are located, Ford dealers will need to replace the front passenger seat tracks.
Ford F-150 truck owners with questions should call 866-436-7332 and ask about recall number 17C17.
Ford F-650 and F-750
Tie-rod issues have caused Ford to recall 77 model year 2015 F-650 and F-750 trucks with parts that weren't torqued to minimum specifications.
The automaker says the nuts and cotter pins on the front axle tie-rod may not have been tightened to specification. A loose tie-rod can disconnect from the steering system and send the truck out of control because the driver will lose the ability to steer.
However, there haven't been any known crashes or injuries caused by the tie-rod problems.
The recalled trucks were built between March 4 and April 27, 2015, and all the affected trucks are in the U.S.
Ford dealers will make sure the nuts are torqued to specification, and replace the cotter pins on the front axles.
Affected F-650 and F-750 truck owners may call Ford at 866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 17S30.
Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab (Non-Moonroof)
Ford says only 42 trucks are recalled because the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab trucks may be missing rivets used in the roofs. Ford says the affected trucks are not equipped with moonroofs, but the roofs have structural braces with missing rivets where the braces attach to the roof rail structures.
The missing rivets can weaken the roof and cause a decrease in protection during a rollover crash, but Ford hasn't received any reports of crashes or injuries.
The recalled 2018 F-150 Raptor SuperCabs were built in Michigan from June 8, 2017, to August 21, 2017.
Ford says 39 trucks are in the U.S. and three are in Canada.
Dealerships will install rivets for the roof brace attachments, but until then, owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 17S29.
Ford didn't say when the recalls will begin, but CarComplaints.com will update this page when more details are known.