Dearborn, MI – September 30, 2023 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 5,795 heavy-duty pickup trucks and full-size vans whose transmissions may not shift into Park as intended. This may cause them to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
The recall comes on the back of multiple driver complaints and affects the following vehicles:
- 2024 – 2025 Ford E-350
- 2024 – 2025 Ford F-650 SD
- 2024 – 2025 Ford F-750 SD
In order to hold the vehicle in place while stationary, automatic transmissions are fitted with a locking mechanism, which is engaged every time the driver selects “Park”.
The transmission in the affected trucks and vans may develop “transmission fluid leakage, noise and vibration” due a “casting defect” which may cause a valve to get stuck in the open position.
Over time, this may cause damage to the transmission’s internal parts, including the park gear engagement mechanism. As a result, the transmission may not shift into “Park” when needed.
If “Park” is not engaged, the vehicle may roll away and crash into other objects or pedestrians.
The driver may notice a leak under the vehicle as the transmission fluid drips out. In addition, the driver could feel unusual vibrations or hear loud noises while driving.
Background of the recall
The recall comes on the back of 95 warranty claims and field reports. No injuries or accidents have been reported.
Other Ford recalls
Parking brake issues were the cause of a Ford recall that took place in August 2023, affecting a large batch of F-150 trucks.
Earlier in the month, Ford recalled Edge SUVs whose headlights are too bright.
Dealers will check the transmission for the presence of metal shavings, and replace it if there are any. Otherwise, the valve and the part of the transmission which caused issues will be replaced with an upgraded version.
The repair and inspection are free of charge.
Owners should be notified between October 30, 2023 and November 3, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
Almost 6,000 trucks and vans are affected by this Ford rollaway recall. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.