Ford Is Recalling 350,000 F-150s And Expeditions
May 16th, 2018
Ford is recalling 350,000 vehicles for a transmission issue that could result in the car moving after being placed in park and had the keys removed. Ford said it's aware of one reported accident and injury related to the issue.
The recall applies to some 2018 Ford F-150 trucks and 2018 Expedition SUVs with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and some 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles with 6-speed automatic transmissions.
The recall involves approximately 347,425 vehicles in North America, including 292,909 in the United States, 51,742 in Canada, and 2,774 in Mexico. Ford's reference number for the recall is 18S10.
There is a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission in vehicles. In some of the affected vehicles, this clip is not firmly in place, which could result in the car shifting into a different gear from the one the driver has chosen.
In this situation, there may be no warning light or noise to warn the driver the vehicle is not in park. This could mean the truck rolls away after the driver has left.
Ford issued a second recall for other another similar potential transmission problem, affecting 161 2017 and 2018 F-150, Expedition, Mustang, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. A missing transmission roll pin could cause the vehicles to fail to shift to park when the driver selects it. The reference number for that recall is 18S09.
Dealers will inspect vehicles and make necessary repairs for free, Ford said.