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Recall: 2017 Ford F-150 Faulty Transmission Pin


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 12,000 model-year 2017 Ford F-150 pickup trucks equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions and manufactured at Michigan’s Dearborn Truck Plant from Aug. 23, 2016, to July 2, 2017, and Missouri’s Kansas City Assembly Plant from Sept. 16, 2016, to Aug. 9, 2017

The Problem: The pin attaching the transmission shift linkage to the transmission may come out. If this happens, movement of the shift lever will not change the transmission gear regardless of the position of the shift lever. The shifter indicator also could display inaccurate information, and the key could be removed even if the vehicle is not in Park, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will remove the roll pin and replace it with an updated part for free. Owners should ensure the parking brake is applied whenever the vehicle is parked before getting the repair.

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 for more information.

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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