Ford Recalls 2018 F-150 & Expedition with 10-Speed Transmission
Nearly 350,000 Ford vehicles, many of which are F-150 pickups, could roll away when the truck appears to be in ‘park.’
Ford Motor Company announced this morning that 347,425 trucks and SUVs in the United States, Mexico and Canada are being recalled over a concern that the vehicles could roll away after being left in park. Needless to say, a Ford F-150 or Expedition rolling down the street unattended could lead to an accident or injuries to pedestrians.
The Affected Vehicles
The new Ford recall affects the 2018 F-150 and the 2018 Expedition with the new 10-speed automatic transmission, along with some 2018 F-650 and F-750 chassis cab trucks with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
In total, 347,425 vehicles are included in this recall, with 292,909 in the United States, 51,742 in Canada and 2,774 in Mexico. This includes F-150s built at Dearborn Assembly from January 5th through February 16th, 2018 along with similar vehicles built at the Kansas City Assembly plant from January 25th to February 16th, 2018. The affected Expeditions were built at the Kentucky Truck plant before April 3rd 2017 and January 30th 2018 and the included F-650/F-750 trucks were built at the Ohio Assembly Plant between April 25th 2017 and March 9th, 2018.
In these 347,425 Ford trucks and SUVs, the transmission gear shift cable clip may come unseated and when that happens, the transmission may not be in Park while the shifter is in Park. As a result, if the vehicle is actually in Drive, Neutral or Reverse rather than Park, the F-150, Expedition, F-650 or F-750 could roll away after the driver has left the vehicle. This puts other motorists, pedestrians and pets in the area in danger as a 2.5-ton vehicle moves unattended.
Fortunately, this problem is repaired pretty easily. Once contacted by Ford, owners will be asked to bring their truck or SUV to their local dealership where the troublesome clip will be inspected. If it is found to be incorrectly seated, it will be properly seated and, if necessary, the shifter cable will be adjusted. Of course, this will all be done free of charge to the customer.