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1,000 FoMoCo Vehicles Recalled Over 10-Speed Auto Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2022-2023 Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Ford Explorer, Ford Bronco, and 2023 Lincoln Aviator models over an issue with the 10-speed automatic transmission.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the transmission may contain a loose bolt which could prevent it from engaging the park gear, although the gear shifter position may indicate that the vehicle has been shifted to park.

The hazards: the inability to secure the vehicle in the park position can result in a rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Components: transmission

Affected vehicles: select 2022-2023 Ford F-150 models produced between November 9th, 2022, and January 13th, 2023; 2022-2023 Ford Mustang models produced between December 1st, 2022, and January 5th, 2023; 2022-2023 Ford Explorer models produced between November 13th, 2022, and January 27th, 2023; 2022-2023 Ford Bronco models produced between November 14th, 2022, and January 12th, 2023; and 2023 Lincoln Aviator models produced between November 15th, 2022, and January 26th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 944

The fix: dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the transmissions, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin February 27th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S06.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S49
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. RWFA

    Replace the trans, that sounds like more than a loose bolt unless it is a bonus bolt trapped inside a place where it can do permanent damage. (Or a bolt head not seated that hits moving components.)

    The issue sounded more like a shift cable bracket not properly secured but it’s hard to see how a loose bracket could drive a trans replacement.

    It will be interesting to see the 573 report on Monday.

    1. JDE

      agreed. seeing reports of the older 10 speeds failing prematurely too. basically a large clunk going into reverse is the warning. This sounded like a U-Joint issue to me, but I hear it is internal to the trans.

  2. Jr

    Ford really needs to focus on the basics of quality design. The push to save pennys is costing a lot of dollars.

  3. Dan

    As a former dealer it pains me to see Ford being the most recalled manufacturer. Looks like selling out in 2021 was the right thing to do.

    1. RWFA

      Don’t worry, they will bring it back together.


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