Ford recalls trucks, SUV's over roll hazard

Ford recalls trucks, SUV's over roll hazard

A large recall has been issued by Ford regarding their truck and SUV's.

Ford also issued a second recall for about 161 2017-18 Ford F-150, 2018 Ford Expedition, 2018 Lincoln Navigator and 2018 Ford Mustang vehicles with 10R80 transmission.

A driver could turn off the ignition key and leave the vehicle without realizing it's not in park and with no warning that the transmission is still in gear.

Of a total of 347,425 vehicles, 292,909 were sold in the United States and federalized territories, 51,742 in Canada, and 2,774 in Mexico.

According to the Michigan-based company, the "clip that locks the gearshift cable to the transmission may not be fully seated", so the gear state selected by the driver might actually be in a different position. Over time, the dislodged or broken clip could keep the transmission in drive position, although the shifter has been moved to park position.

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Ford said it knows of one reported accident and injury related to the issue. Meaning, the affected vehicle can move while in park, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the shift cable locking clip and properly seat it, if necessary, free of charge. The recalled vehicles can reportedly move forward without warning even when the auto is in park mode if the handbrake is not engaged.

If the pin is missing, with repeated use, the transmission may eventually lose park function even when the shifter and instrument panel display indicate the vehicle is in park. The cars in question were made at Ford's factories in Dearborn, Kansas City, Kentucky, and Ohio.

The recall excludes Expedition vehicles with a Rotary Gear Shift Dial on the console. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S09.

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