Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis trucks over an issue that allows them to be shifted out of “Park” without applying the brakes.
The defect: due to an incorrect shift cable bracket and an improper shift cable adjustment, the affected vehicles can be shifted out of ‘PARK’ without applying the brakes.
The hazards: if the vehicle can be shifted into reverse without the brakes being applied, the vehicle may unintentionally move, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Affected vehicles: certain 2016 Ford F-53 and F-59 vehicles built at Detroit Chassis Plant between June 1, 2015 through August 11, 2015.
Number of vehicles affected: 1,477, all of which are located in the United States.
The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission shift control bracket and adjust the transmission shift cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2015.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in these recalls can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. On that page, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 15V611000
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15S25