Ford Recalling Replacement Parts for Heavy-Duty Trucks due to Manufacturing Defect
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 (866) 436-7332.