Ford recalling 53000 trucks that can roll away while parked

Ford recalling 53000 trucks that can roll away while parked

Ford recalling 53000 trucks that can roll away while parked

Ford Motor says it will recall 52,000 F-250 trucks over concerns the vehicles could move while in park. If the parking brake is not used, the truck could move even while in park.

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The recall, the third announced by Ford this week, affects 2017 model year F-250 vehicles powered by 6.2-liter gasoline engines and built in its Louisville, Kentucky, truck plant, it said in a statement.

In a statement, the company advised users of the 2017 vehicles, sold in the U.S. and Canada, to use the hand brake when shifting the auto into park mode.

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The recall involves approximately 52,608 vehicles located in North America, including 48,421 in the United States and federalized territories, and 4,143 in Canada. Ford says the fix for the recall is free. The Ford referencenumber for this recall is 17C96.

Included in that vehicle were certain 2014 Ford Escapes, 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiesta STs, 2013-14 Ford Fusions and 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect vehicles all equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury.

Ford said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries as a result of the defect.