Ford Recall Affects 350,000 F-150, F-650, F-750, and Expedition Vehicles
These vehicles may appear to be in 'park' when they actually are not, which could result in unintended vehicle movement and an accident or injury
The latest recall from Ford impacts approximately 350,000 model year 2018 Ford F-150, F-650, F-750, and Expedition vehicles.
The affected F-150 and Expedition vehicles are equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, while the recalled F-650 and F-750 trucks have a 6-speed automatic transmission.
What's the problem?
On these vehicles, a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission may not be fully seated. Over time, a partially seated clip or a clip that becomes dislodged may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gear shift position selected by the driver.
If this occurs, the driver could move the shifter to PARK and remove the ignition key while the transmission gear may not actually be in PARK.
In this situation, the driver would receive no instrument panel warning message or warning chime when exiting the vehicle. If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
Accidents and Injuries
Ford says that it has received one report of an accident and injury related to this recall.
What happens next?
Ford will notify owners of the recalled F-150, F-650, F-750, and Expedition vehicles in the coming weeks. Ford dealers will then inspect and verify that the shift cable locking clip was properly installed. If the clip is not properly seated, technicians will adjust the shifter cable and secure the locking clip at no cost to the customer.
Vehicle owners with questions or concerns about this recall should contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332—provide recall reference number 18S10.