Ford Recall: SUVs for transmission shifter problem

Ford issues recall for some 350,000 SUVs and Trucks

Ford recalls 350000 trucks, SUVs over transmission problem

For more information, visit Ford's official safety recall on the company's website.

Ford is recalling around 300,000 pickup trucks and S-U-V's because drivers may think the vehicle is in "park" when it is actually in another gear causing the risk of a crash.

A smaller recall was also announced on Friday and covers select 2017 and 2018 models of the Ford F-150, 2018 Expedition, 2018 Mustang and 2018 Lincoln Navigator.

The company says a driver might be able to shift into park and remove the key while the transmission is in another gear, allowing unintended movement.

Ford says that on some vehicles, a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission might come loose. Over time, a partially seated clip or a clip that becomes dislodged may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gear shift position selected by the driver. That can increase the risk of a crash.

According to a Ford statement, "Ford is aware of one reported accident and injury related to this condition". When the driver's door opened, the vehicle would not display a warning message or chime indicating the vehicle is not parked.

Ford will let affected owners know during the week of April 16 and dealers will check to make sure everything was installed correctly. The vehicles were built at Ford truck plants in Dearborn, Mich., Kansas City, Kentucky and Ohio.

So far no reports of accidents or injuries have been link to this specific recall. The first recall is for a faulty gear shift cable clip and the other involves a missing transmission roll pin.

The 2018 Ford Expedition is just one vehicle affected by the safety recall involving about 350,000 pickups and SUVs. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide.

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