Ford is recalling 52,000 Ford F-250 trucks over concerns the vehicles could move while in park, the company said Saturday.
“In the affected vehicles, a damaged park rod actuating plate might not achieve mechanical park within the automatic transmission after the driver moves the shift lever to park,” the company said in a statement on its website.
The recall affects 48,421 vehicles in the United States and territories as well as 4,143 of them in Canada.
The Michigan -based automobile company issued a safety compliance recall for the thousands 6.2-liter models of the trucks and advised owners to use the car’s parking brakes.
The company said the fix required for the recall will come at no cost to customers.
Ford Recalls 52,000 F-250 Pickups
The issue lies with the transmission, with the transmission not actually putting itself in park, despite the gear selector’s position.
If the parking brake is not applied, the truck may experience unintended movement, even if it is parked on flat ground.
On Monday, CNET reports that Ford has issued a recall of approximately 52,000 examples of the 2017 F-250 pickup truck, for ‘unintended movement’.The trucks recalled have a build date between Oct. 9, 2015 and March 30, 2017, from both the US and Canada.
referring to If the parking brake is not applied, the truck may experience unintended movement, even if it’s parked on seemingly flat ground.
The parking pawl and parking brake operate independently of one another, so Ford recommends using the parking brake every time the vehicle is put in park, in order to prevent any accidental movement.
Ford has issued a recall for approximately 52,000 examples of the 2017 F-250 pickup truck.
In order to remedy the issue, dealership employees will have to inspect the park rod actuating plate in the transmission.
The park rod actuating plate might be damaged, which means the transmission might not actually put itself in park, despite the gear selector’s position.
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