Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall for 48,421 F-250 pickup trucks in the U.S. because a defective park rod could result in unintended vehicle movement.

 The recall affects 2017 versions of the truck powered by a 6.2-liter gas engine and produced between Oct. 9, 2015 and March 30 at Ford’s Kentucky Assembly Plant.

 These vehicles are equipped with a damaged park rod actuating plate that may not function properly when the driver moves the shift lever to park. As a result, the vehicle could move without warning.

 “If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement with the gear selector in park without warning, increasing the risk of injury or crash,” Ford said.

 The automaker is not aware of any crashes or injuries associated with this issue.

 Ford is advising its customers to “use the parking brake at all times when shifting their vehicle into park to keep the vehicle stationary.”

 To fix the problem, mechanics will replace the damaged park rod actuating plate.

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5 Responses

  1. Clinton Johnson

    Ford dealers are not delivering trucks so affected. I was supposed to take delivery today (5 days after what was promised) not this. Makes me concerned that the so called Super Duty isn’t all that super. Having an issue before delivery, this is utterly ridiculous. The service manager said the part isn’t actually damaged, but the problem part was supplied to the Louisville plant by a certain undisclosed supplier.

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    • Mike dolan

      I’m also waiting payed for truck and still waiting for them to release truck no one knows when part is coming in

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  2. Mike dolan

    Does anyone know when this part is coming in to fix the recall problem

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  3. Bill D

    I’m waiting as well. Signed on April 17th, the same day the inventory hold due to recall was formally announced. They have me in a $55k Platinum F150 loaner though and boy am I driving it like its stolen.

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