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Driveshaft Issue Prompts 2017 Ford F-450, F-550 Recall

Driveshaft Issue Prompts 2017 Ford F-450, F-550 Recall

Ford is recalling 548 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 pickups to replace the driveshaft.

The automaker says the trucks may experience driveline vibration caused by a powertrain system resonance condition at speeds above 75 mph. It could wind up damaging the transmission and/or driveline components with serious consequences. Fracture of the transmission and/or driveline components may result in a loss of motive power without warning while driving, or unintended vehicle movement in park if the parking brake is not applied, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2017 F-450/F-550 – Kentucky Assembly Plant, June 6, 2016 to Feb. 21, 2017
  • 2017 F-450/F-550 – Ohio Assembly Plant, Feb. 16, 2016 to Feb. 21, 2017

There are approximately 548 vehicles located in North America, including 509 in the United States and 39 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S08.

Dealers will replace the two-piece driveshaft with a new three-piece driveshaft and two center bearing brackets at no charge to the customer.

Photo Credit: Ford