Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2005 FORD F-450 SD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V135000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 05S30

Make: FORD

Model: F-450 SD

Year: 2005

Component:
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050309

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20050314

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 481

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20050406

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20050406

Date Added To File: 20050406

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Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN CHASSIS CAB TRUCKS, THE STEERING GEAR MAY HAVE SOME GEARS WITH A GEAR PISTON THAT WAS ASSEMBLED WITH AN INCORRECT RE-CIRCULATING BALL TUBE RETAINER. AN INCORRECT RETAINER MAY RESULT IN AN IMPROPERLY RETAINED RE-CIRCULATING BALL TUBE, WHICH MAY NOT KEEP THE RE-CIRCULATING BALLS IN PLACE DURING STEERING GEAR ACTUATION.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE RE-CIRCULATING BALLS BECOME DISLODGED A VEHICLE OPERATOR MAY NOTICE NOISE AND INCREASED STEERING EFFORTS THAT MAY EVENTUALLY PROGRESS TO IMPAIRED STEERING OR POTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING GEAR FOR A SPECIFIC DATE CODE AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 4, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AT 1-800-392-3673.