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2020 Ford F-150 Recalled Due To Transmission Cable Issue

Only months after Ford issued a recall on the Ford F-150 for an LED headlamp issue, it has issued another recall covering the 2020 Ford F-150. This time, the 2020 Ford F-150 was recalled for a potential problem with a clip that holds a shift cable onto the transmission. This particular defect has the potential to allow vehicles to roll away. Ford says it’s unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall at this time. The recall doesn’t affect vehicles with a rotary gearshift dial.

The defect: 2020 F-150 pickups with the 10-speed automatic transmission have a clip that locks the gearshift cable to the transmission that may not be fully seated.

The hazards: over time, a partially seated clip could allow the transmission to be in a gear state that’s different from what the gearshift indicator shows the driver. There is a potential that the driver could put the vehicle in park, remove the key, and the vehicle could rollaway leading to the possibility of injury or accident.

Components: transmission gearshift cable clip

Affected vehicles:

Number of affected vehicles:

  • 55,158 in the United States and federal territories
  • 12,090 in Canada
    681 in Mexico
  • These figures include the 2020 Ford F-150, 2020 Ford Expedition, and the 2020 Ford Ranger with the same potential issue

The fix: dealers will inspect and properly seat the gear shift cable locking clip as needed.

Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S18
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. CrabbyMilton

    Why not use the same setup that actually works on all FORD vehicles. Or is there just too much logic and common sense?


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