Ford is recalling approximately 350,000 trucks and SUVs across the United States due to possible rollaway concerns. The recall includes 2018 Ford-F-150 and 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles with 10-speed programmed transmissions and also 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 medium-heavy work trucks with six-speed automatics.
The issue includes a clasp that bolts the gearshift cable to the transmission. On some damaged trucks and SUVs, the clasp may not be completely balanced, and it could inevitably be removed. On the off chance that that happens, the transmission could be in an unexpected gear in comparison to what the driver chose. The driver could move the truck into park, and with out the proper bolts, thee truck could conceivably roll away. Ford said it is aware of one accident and damage associated with the issue.
The recall covers 347,425 vehicles in North America, incorporating 292,909 in the United States, 51,742 in Canada, and 2774 in Mexico. Here’s a full breakdown of the associated trucks:
- 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, January 5, 2017, to February 16, 2018;
- 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, January 25, 2017, to February 16, 2018;
- 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, April 3, 2017, to January 30, 2018;
- 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles built at Ohio Assembly Plant, April 25, 2017, to March 9, 2018
Customers affected by the recall should take the vehicle to a local dealership, where technicians can investigate to check whether the clasp has been incorrectly placed.
A different, substantially smaller recall that includes a potential rollaway issue affects 161 Ford F-150s, Expeditions, Mustangs, and Lincoln Navigators. Ford said affected vehicles could be feeling the loss of a roll pin that is connected to the park pawl rod guide cup to the transmission case. Without the pin, the transmission could in the long run lose the capacity to be locked in a park, even with the shifter display saying that it’s in park. These are the affected vehicles:
- 2017-18 Ford F-150 pickups built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, October 20, 2016, to March 5, 2018;
- 2017-18 Ford F-150 pickups built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, December 22, 2017, to February 26, 2018;
- 2018 Ford Expedition SUVs built at Kentucky Truck Plant, November 28, 2017, to February 14, 2018;
- 2018 Ford Mustangs built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, November 6, 2017, to February 12, 2018;
- 2018 Lincoln Navigator SUVs built at Kentucky Truck Plant, December 13, 2017, to March 8, 2018
Ford said it doesn’t know about any accidents because of this issue. For affected vehicles, merchants will review the transmission and replace it with a roll pin if necessary.