Ford Recalls 2017 F-150 Pickup Trucks to Fix Instrument Cluster Defect

January 26, 2017 by Ryan ZumMallen, @Zoomy575M

Ford Motor Co. is recalling some 2017 F-150 pickup trucks due to problems in the instrument cluster display that may arise in cold weather, the automaker announced on Thursday.

The truck recall includes more than 8,000 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant between Oct. 4, 2016 and Nov. 23, 2016.

In cold conditions, the instrument cluster display may lose functionality immediately after the vehicle starts. This could prevent the instrument panel from displaying the selected transmission gear, increasing the risk of unintended vehicle movement.

If the instrument display loses functionality, it may also prevent warning chimes, messages and lights from operating properly.

Ford dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster display at no cost to the owner. The company is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries that have been caused by the problem.

Nearly 6,800 of the vehicles are located in the U.S., while more than 1,000 are in Canada and 125 are in Mexico.

2 Responses

  1. Heather

    I have a 2017 150. The dash cuts off while I am driving (on the highway, nonetheless). Took it to the dealer along with two videos showing me driving with dash, malfunctioning. They kept my truck for two days and they said everything checked out and there was nothing wrong – do dealers and manufacturers not talk to each other? It is infuriating that someone like me knows this before the dealers mechanic, even after I have tried to address the problem. And please let it be known that it is terrifying driving down a crowded interstate and your car’s electrical system shuts down.

  2. dave aarvold

    my problem is also in the dash, but it is my gas guage, oil pressure guage, trip and odometer, speedo, tach, temp and all the warning lights and radio. every time i cold start we’re good, then all out. been going on for a year. i have been tracking the forums to find a diffinitive answer, but so far none. i have read that the circuits are the flexible thick film and this was new around 2004. i am thinking that since it seems to be temp related in my case, that
    it is in the thick film a break in a supply circuit trace or the ground circuit. fortunately the headlights and signals are ok.


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