Ford F-650 Trucks with Defective Steering Column Recalled

Ford F-650 Trucks with Defective Steering Column Recalled
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December 14, 2015

The Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for medium duty trucks due to an improperly installed steering column.

The announcement from the automaker applies to certain model year 2016 F-650 trucks. The affected vehicles may have been built with an incorrect Park-Reverse-Neutral-Drive-Manual (PRNDM) steering column, instead of Reverse-Neutral-Drive-Manual (RNDM) steering column. If the vehicle has the incorrect steering column, is parked on a hill, and the PRNDM placed in "P", the park pawl may fracture due to being overloaded.

If the park pawl fractures, the vehicle may unexpectedly move, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is including about 13 vehicles in this recall.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PRNDM steering column with the correct RNDM steering column, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 11, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.