Vehicles Affected: Approximately 250,000 model-year 2018 Ford F-150 pickup trucks with 10-speed transmissions built at the Dearborn Truck Plant between Jan. 5, 2017, and Feb. 16, 2018, and built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant between Jan. 25, 2017, and Feb. 16, 2018
The Problem: The gear-shift cable clip on the transmission may not be fully seated, allowing the transmission to be in a gear different from the shift position selected by the driver. This could allow the driver to move the shifter to Park, remove the key from the ignition and allow the vehicle to be in a gear other than Park when exiting the vehicle which, if the parking brake is not applied, could result in injury or a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and verify that the shift cable locking clip is properly installed. If the clip is not properly installed, technicians will adjust the shifter cable and secure the locking clip at no charge to the owner.
What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the manufacturer at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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