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Ford recall: 350,000 cars recalled for FAULTY transmission gears


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Ford has recalled approximately 350,000 F-150s and Expeditions models for faulty transmission gears

Ford has recalled approximately 350,000 F-150s and Expeditions models for faulty transmission gears.

Ford said it is aware of one reported accident and injury related to the issue.

The American motor company has highlighted a unseated transmission gear shift cable clip as potentially being the problem.

In a statement Ford said: “On some of the affected vehicles, a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission may not be fully seated.


If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash

Ford recall statement


“Over time, a partially seated clip or a clip that becomes dislodged may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gear shift position selected by the driver.

“This could allow the driver to move the shifter to park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission gear may not be in park, with no instrument panel warning message or warning chime when the driver’s door is opened that indicates the vehicle is not secured in park.

“If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.”

The recall applies some 2018 Ford F-150s and 2018 Ford Expedition models with 10-speed automatic transmissions and the 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 models with 6-speed automatic transmissions.

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The recall applies to some 2018 Ford F-150s

The recall includes vehicles across North America, with United States, Canada and Mexico affected.

The company have said that dealers will inspect and verify that the shift cable locking clip was properly installed.

If the clip is not properly seated, Ford’s technicians will adjust the shifter cable and secure the locking clip at no cost to the customer.

Ford’s recall involves around 292,909 in the United States 51,742 in Canada and 2,774 in Mexico – the reference number for this recall is 18S10.

Ford have also issued a second recall for some 2017-18 Ford F-150s, 2018 Ford Expeditions, 2018 Lincoln Navigator and 2018 Ford Mustang vehicles for missing a transmission roll pin.

If the pin is missing the vehicle could lose the ability to be put in park and this could result in the vehicle moving without any warning message or sound.

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If the parking brake is not applied the vehicle could still move

Ford, in their recall statement, said: “If the pin is missing, with repeated use, the transmission may eventually lose park function even when the shifter and instrument panel display indicate the vehicle is in park.

“This condition would allow the ignition key to be removed, with no instrument panel warning message or warning chime when the driver’s door is opened that indicates the vehicle is not secured in park.

“If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.”

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

This second recall involves around 161 vehicles across North America.

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Ford’s recall involves vehicles across the United States, Canada and Mexico

Ford’s recall involves around 142 in the United States 18 in Canada and 1 in Mexico – the reference number for this recall is 18S09.

The recall comes three days after Ford announced that March sales in the US were up 3.4 per cent, with a total of 244,306 vehicles sold.

Talking about the Ford’s March sales for this year, Mark LaNeve, Ford’s vice president of US Marketing, Sales and Service, said: “March represented a strong start to the spring selling season for both Ford and the industry.

“We saw incredible demand for our trucks and SUVs, selling over 87,000 F-Series pickups. Ford brand SUVs established a new sales record in March.

“Demand for our all-new Lincoln Navigator is off the charts, with some customers buying the SUV sight unseen.”



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