Ford Recalling More Than 48,000 F-250 Super Duty Trucks

A damaged transmission park rod actuating plate could result in unexpected vehicle movement

Ford Recalling More Than 48,000 F-250 Super Duty Trucks
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April 17, 2017

Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 48,443 model year 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty trucks equipped with 6.2L engines and six-speed automatic transmissions.

These transmissions may have a damaged park rod actuating plate that can result in unexpected vehicle movement even though the transmission has been shifted to 'Park.' As such, these vehicles 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."

Unexpected vehicle movement—such as a vehicle rollaway—can increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners of the affected F-250 trucks, and Ford dealers will inspect the park rod actuating plate and replace it (if necessary) free of charge.

Ford says that the parts needed to remedy this recall are not yet available. Interim notices will be mailed to vehicle owners informing them of the safety risk.

Owners will then receive a second notice when the remedy parts become available. For additional information on this recall, contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for the recall is 17C06.