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Ford Recalls 350,000 vehicles Over Transmission Concern

April 9, 2018 0 Comments

Per SiLive.com, Ford is recalling nearly 350,000 trucks due to faulty transmission gears which could cause trucks to move when in park.

The recall includes some 2018 Ford F-150s, Ford Expeditions, and F-650s and F-750s with 10-speed and 6-speed auto transmissions for “potentially unseated transmission gear shift cable clip.”

The clip locking the gear shift cable to the transmission may not be fully seated in affected vehicles, and over time a partially-seated or dislodged clip could let the transmission be in a different gear state than the driver selects. Meaning the driver could move the shifter to park and remove the key from the ignition, but the transmission gear may not be in park.

There is no instrument panel warning or any warning chime upon opening the driver’s door to indicate that the vehicle is not secured in park. If the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle is at risk of moving unintendedly and causing an injury or crash.

Ford is aware of one reported accident and injury related to the issue.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant between January 5, 2017 and February 16, 2018
  • 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant between January 25, 2017 and February 16, 2018
  • 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant between April 3, 2017 and January 30, 2018
  • 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles built at Ohio Assembly Plant between April 25, 2017 and March 9, 2018

Of the 347,425 vehicles or so being recalled in North America, 292,909 are in the U.S. and federalized territories, 51,742 are in Canada, and 2,774 are in Mexico.

The Ford reference number for the recall is 18S10.

Ford issued a second recall for 161 vehicles (including the 2017-2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Ford Expedition, 2018 Lincoln Navigator and 2018 Ford Mustang vehicles with 10R80 transmission) for a potentially missing roll pin. There have been no injuries or accidents related to the recall, according to Ford.

The report indicates dealers will inspect affected vehicles and provide the needed repairs.

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