Ford has recalled almost 350,000 of its most popular vehicles, after discovering a fault that could see the pickups and SUVs roll away - even if they've been put in park.
The safety recalls, which affect model year 2018 Ford F-150, Expeditions, F-650 and F-750 vehicles with 10-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions, follow reports of one injury related the problem, the company said.
2018 Ford F-150 pickups built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, Jan. 5, 2017 to February 16, 2018.
The Fix: Drivers can take their vehicles to a Ford dealership that will inspect the shift cable locking clip. The partially seated clip or a clip that becomes dislodged may allow the transmission to be in a gear that is different from the gear shift position selected by the driver, the automaker says. If the clip is not properly installed, technicians will adjust the shifter cable and secure the locking clip at no charge to the owner. The automaker issued a safety recall Friday, April 5, 2018 for new Ford-150 pickup trucks and Ford Expedition SUVs.
About 292,000 vehicles in the United States are affected, according to CNBC. In this case, the affected vehicles could potentially be missing a roll pin, which could cause the cars to "lose the park function" over time.
The Problem: This smaller recall is similar to the one listed above.
If this happens, there could be no warning light or chime to warn the driver that the vehicle is not in park when exiting the vehicle, meaning the truck could roll away after the driver has left if the emergency brake is not engaged.
Ford is also recalling a smaller number of vehicles - fewer than 500 2017-18 Ford F-150s, 2018 Ford Expeditions, 2018 Lincoln Navigators and 2018 Ford Mustangs - that are equipped with the model 10R80 transmission. Ford says it isn't aware of any accidents or injuries related to this recall.