Ford Recalls F-250 Trucks Over Rollaway Dangers

Phillip Butler
April 3, 2017

In the meantime, the company has advised its customers to use the parking brake at all times when putting their trucks in the park to keep them in place.

Ford Motor Company issued a recall Saturday after the company found certain Ford F-250 trucks rolled while in park.

The specific trucks being recalled are said to all have a 6.2-liter V8 engine, and were built at the Ford plant in Louisville, Kentucky between October 2015 and this last week. Apparently, there appeared a glitch in the parking system that seems to be part of the parking pawl assembly, and it can disable the transmission from shifting into parking position when the driver selects this gear and enable the vehicle to roll away if the driver does not pull the parking brake.

Ford says about 48,421 of the trucks are in the US and another 4,143 are in Canada.

Ford has recalled nearly 5000 vehicles in Australia fitted with its EcoBoost engines, due to the risk of an engine fire. In Europe, the recall covers 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 C-Max hybrid and Ford as well as the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Transit Connect van.

Ford will replace the defective part at no cost to vehicle owners. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury.

The second recall-the faulty door latches-covers about 211,000 vehicles including the 2014 Fiesta and the 2013 and 2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ.

Ford, the second-largest USA automaker, also said it was unaware of any injuries or accidents associated with the latest issue.

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