Ford Recalling Replacement Parts for Heavy-Duty Trucks due to Manufacturing Defect

Ford Recalling Replacement Parts for Heavy-Duty Trucks due to Manufacturing Defect
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March 16, 2015

Ford is recalling certain Motorcraft STG-454 service replacement steering gears due to a manufacturing defect.

These steering gears are for use on 2008-2010 model year F-250 and F-350 vehicles equipped with 6.4L diesel engines. The affected steering gears may not install properly, and as a result, there may be insufficient clamp load on the joints which may cause the steering gear retention bolts to fracture.

Steering gear retention bolt fractures may cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify affected owners, and dealers will install a spacer between the steering gear and the vehicle frame rail to ensure adequate clamp load on the joints.

For more information, owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.