Ford admits that unexpected vehicle movement such as a vehicle rollaway can increase the risk of a crash. Plus, these vehicles reportedly fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Starter Interlock/Transmission Braking Effect", and number 114, "Theft Protection." This recall reportedly affects 48,443 trucks.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the park rod actuating plate and replace it, if necessary, free of charge. However, the parts to remedy the defect are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed in April 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C06, and the NHTSA Campaign Number is 17V112000. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. To read more about the recall, click here.
If you have a Ford F250 truck, then check to see if it is included in this recall and make sure to get it in to an authorized dealer for repair if it is.
Do you have a Ford F250 that has been in the shop repeated times for warranty repairs in Ohio or Kentucky that is still not fixed? If so, call our Toll Free Hotline, 1.888.331.6422, to see if we can help you out of your defective vehicle today.
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