2016 Recall Involving F-150s & Expeditions May Be Widened

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NHTSA investigating Ford recall of 2011 and 2012 model-year vehicles after some owners claim initial repairs did not work. 

A new Associated Press report reveals that a 2016 Ford recall of various 2011 and 2012 model-year vehicles, including F-150 pickups, is being revisited and may be widened.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently stepped in after owners complained that the 2016 recall repair didn’t work. Ford has acknowledged that it is assisting with the investigation to ensure that all of the vehicles in question are confirmed safe.

NHTSA officials are currently exploring the situation and have not yet made an official announcement. But if the recall is widened, it could include an additional million-plus vehicles.

Specific F-150 pickups as well as Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs were among the reported 153,000 vehicles recalled two years ago due to an automotive transmission issue. Reports stated then that a damaged park rod actuating plate could lead the vehicles to unexpectedly shift into first gear while being driven. NHTSA will decide if the Blue Oval should have included up to a million-plus F-150s, Navigators and Expeditions, as well as 2013 models.

Stay tuned to FTE for more details as they become available.

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