Ford Recalls F-150, Other Vehicles For Faulty Transmissions
Nearly 350,000 Ford trucks and SUVs are being recalled because of problems with transmission shifters. The Associated Press says the recall includes vehicles in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Ford says the vehicles might be in a different gear than what is shown on the shift indicator. The problem has reportedly resulted in at least one crash and one injury.
The recall covers the 2018 F-150 pickup and Expedition large SUV with 10-speed automatic transmissions. The 2018 F-650 and F-750 trucks with six-speed transmissions are also covered in the recall.
Ford says a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission might come loose. That means a driver could shift into park and remove the key while the transmission is still in a different gear and cause unintended movement. This would make the risk of a crash more likely.
Owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified by April 16th. Local dealers will make sure the clip was installed correctly and secure it if needed.