NEWS: Ford Recalls 2017 F-250 for Unintended Vehicle Movement

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Faulty components could cause the F-250 to move while parked, therefore increasing risk for injury or crash

According to an official press release, the Ford Motor Company has issued a safety compliance recall for select 2017 Ford F-250 gasoline-powered 6.2-liter vehicles. The recall is said to affect nearly 52,000 vehicles across North America, which the biggest chunk of them in the United States.

The issue revolves around unintended vehicle movement while in park. Owners and operators are advised to use the parking brake at all times when shifting their vehicle into park. According to the release, that’s the only way to make sure the vehicle will not move involuntarily after it’s parked.

A damaged park rod actuating plate is to blame for the issue, as it might not achieve mechanical park within the automatic transmission after the driver shifts into park. Failure to engage the parking brake could lead to crash or injury. As of now, Ford isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries related to this recall.

Affected vehicles were built at Kentucky Assembly Plant Oct. 9, 2015 to March 30, 2017. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C06.

As with all recalls, dealers will inspect and replace the park rod actuating plate as necessary at no cost to the customer.

Stay safe!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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