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Recall: 2018 Ford F-150 Transmission Shift Linkage May Disconnect


Recall: 2018 Ford F-150 Transmission Shift Linkage May DisconnectA recall has been issued for certain 2017 Ford F-150 trucks for an issue with the transmission shift linkage. The disconnected linkage may cause the vehicle to not move forward or backward as selected by the driver with the shift lever. Additionally, despite selecting ‘Park’, if the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V671000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 11,783


Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 F-150 vehicles equipped with ten-speed transmissions. The pin that attaches the transmission shift linkage to the transmission may come out, preventing the transmission from responding to movement of the shift lever.


Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the roll pin with an updated part, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 17S36.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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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