Ford Recalling 53000 Trucks That Can Roll Away While Parked

Ford Recalling 53000 Trucks That Can Roll Away While Parked

Ford Recalling 53000 Trucks That Can Roll Away While Parked

Ford says the recall applies to the 2017 F-250 truck, with 53,000 vehicles affected, all sold in the United States and Canada.

According to Ford, the trucks in question are equipped with the 6.2 liter V8 engine and were built at its truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky from October 2015 through this past Friday.

The company notes that it will be replacing defective parts at no cost to owners, with the work being carried out at Ford dealerships.

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Ford will inspect and fix the affected vehicles at no cost to the customer.

Ford says drivers should use the parking break to make sure that parked cars don't move. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury.

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The first recall-the engine fire-will cover approximately 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe. The Ford referencenumber for this recall is 17C96.

Weingardt also says that the company will send parts to dealers-as materials are available-which will allow for dealers to install a coolant level sensor and a dash warning light to help keep drivers abreast of the situation and avoid an overheat.

Affected vehicles include 2014 Ford Fiestas, 2013 and 2014 Ford Fusions and 2013 and 2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles.

The company said it is not aware of accidents or injuries due to the defect.

In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break.

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