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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