Ford Recalls 350,000 Trucks, SUVs Over Transmission Problem

2018 Ford F-150

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America for nearly 350,000 new model Ford F-150, Ford Expedition and Ford F-650 and F-750 models due to a transmission and gear shift issue. Ford is aware of one reported accident and injury related to this condition.

Summary

The recall involves 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ford Expedition trucks and SUVs with 10-speed automatic transmissions as well as 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 pickups with 6-speed automatic transmissions.

In technical terms, the issue is a “potentially unseated transmission gear shift cable clip.”

Essentially, that means the clip that locks the gear shift to the transmission could be dislodged over time. The end result is that the transmission could end up in a different gear other than the one selected by the driver. It could even permit movement if the driver shifts into the park position, creating a rollaway risk.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, Jan. 5, 2017 to Feb. 16, 2018
  • 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Jan. 25, 2017 to Feb. 16, 2018
  • 2018 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, April 3, 2017 to Jan. 30, 2018
  • 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles built at Ohio Assembly Plant, April 25, 2017 to March 9, 2018

The recall involves approximately 347,425 vehicles in North America, with 292,909 in the United States and federalized territories, 51,742 in Canada and 2,774 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S10.

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and verify that the shift cable locking clip was properly installed. If it wasn’t, technicians will adjust the shifter cable and secure the locking clip for free.

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