Ford Recalling F-450 and F-550 Superduty Trucks at Risk of Driveline and Transmission Fracture

If the driveline or transmission fractures, the vehicle may lose motive power

Ford Recalling F-450 and F-550 Superduty Trucks at Risk of Driveline and Transmission Fracture
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April 13, 2017

Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall involving certain model year 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 Superduty trucks.

Operating the affected vehicles at highway speeds may cause vibrations that could fracture driveline components or the transmission.

If the driveline or transmission fractures, the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Approximately 509 F-450 and F-550 Superduty trucks are impacted by this recall.

Ford will notify owners of the recalled vehicles and local dealers will replace the driveshaft and two center bearing brackets, free of charge.

Ford says that the remedy parts needed for this recall are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing vehicle owners of the safety risk were mailed on April 6, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available.

Owners with further questions or concerns about the recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 17S08.