Motorists in Stamford, Connecticut who own a Ford Expedition or Ford F-150 pickup truck should take notice of a recent Ford recall the company issued in early April. The recall notice states nearly 350,000 vehicles around the country may be at risk.
This particular issue comes down to the vehicle’s transmission. It may remain in a gear other than the one the driver selected. Therefore, the driver may assume the vehicle is in park, and the dashboard displays this information, when in actuality it could still potentially move. If the driver does not engage the parking brake, then the vehicle may move, possibly causing a car accident. Contact Ford if you believe the recall relates to your truck or SUV.
You can take your Ford vehicle to a dealership just to discover whether it falls within the recall. The vehicles that appear to be most at risk include:
- 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles manufactured between April 25, 2017, and March 9, 2018, at the Ohio Assembly Plant
- 2018 Ford Expeditions manufactured between April 3, 2017, and January 30, 2018, at the Kentucky Truck Plant
- 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles manufactured between January 25, 2017, and February 16, 2018, at the Kansas City Assembly Plant
- 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles manufactured between January 5, 2017, and February 16, 2018, at the Dearborn Assembly Plant
Most impacted vehicles were sold in the United States. However, some vehicles sold in Canada and Mexico, too.
Concerned drivers can take their Ford vehicles to their local dealerships. A trained professional will inspect the vehicle’s shift cable locking clip. In the event the clip received an improper installation, then a technician will lock the clip the correct way at no cost.
On the surface, there are no visible warning signs, so drivers may not realize there is a problem until an incident actually occurs. If you sustained injuries or your vehicle suffered any damage as a result of a defective component, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with an attorney.