Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 FORD F-150

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V171000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: F-150

Year: 1997

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960722

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19970822

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 866000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19971020

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19971007

Date Added To File: 19971010

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS AND MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE ASSEMBLY WAS NOT FULLY ATTACHED TO THE STEERING COLUMN BRACKET, THE SHIFT CABLE ASSEMBLY CAN COME OUT OF THE BRACKET. THE VEHICLE OPERATOR WOULD THEN NOT BE ABLE TO SHIFT THE TRANSMISSION FROM ONE OF THE DRIVE GEAR POSITIONS INTO THE PARK POSITION EVEN THOUGH THE GEAR SHIFT SELECTOR WOULD INDICATE “PARK.”

Consequence Summary:
THE CONDITION WOULD NOT ALLOW A DISENGAGEMENT OF THE TRANSMISSION FROM THE PARK POSITION OR AFFECT PROPER NEUTRAL START SWITCH OPERATION. UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT COULD OCCUR IF THE PARKING BRAKE WAS NOT SET.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL MAKE THE PROPER ATTACHMENT OF THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CONTROL CABLE TO THE STEERING COLUMN BRACKET AND ADD A TIE STRAP TO THAT CONNECTION.