Recall Alert: 2011 Ford F-150, 2012 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550


Ford is recalling more than 16,000 F-Series pickups from the 2011-12 model years because the transmission can be shifted out of Park without pressing the brake pedal, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects the 2011 Ford F-150 and 2012 models of the F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550. The vehicles were built between Sept. 9 and Sept. 22. You can check the vehicle’s build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.

A defective brake shift interlock switch may allow the driver to inadvertently shift the vehicle into gear without pressing the brake pedal, increasing the risk of a crash or injury to a nearby pedestrian.

Owners will be notified next week, and dealers will inspect the brake shift interlock switch and replace the switch if necessary at no charge. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.



This sounds sort of like the Ford cars and trucks of the 70's and 80's that would pop out of park and kill people. Only then Ford begged the government not to order a recall as it would bankrupt them. I guess since there are only 16,000 models affected, they decided to do a recall. Typical Ford, sneaky and devious.

Just another typical day for Ford! If they bought GM's their wouldn't be a problem because GM doesn't do recalls! Ford is always doing recalls, even recalling stuff they don't have to! Not GM because GM is the best!
It bothers me that the government allows Ford to build unsafe vehicles too! The government should go to Ford and take over the company to fix it! But they wont have to do that with GM because GM is doing perfect and has been running perfect for over 100 years! GM wins again!


@ James
yea it won't be long until they come in droves, at least Ford is dealing with it

This kind of glitch can be very dangerous. It's important for car and truck owners to pay attention to recalls and get the problem fixed ASAP.

I am glad they are taking the initiative. Good Job Ford!

This was guaranteed to happen since Ford copies everything Chevy does right Bob.
Ford wins Chevy fails.

Road with multiple


Why must you bait the troll? Please do not bait the troll.

Awesome job Ford taking the imitative and fixing things. Not like GM selling electric cars that catch on fire and girly man trucks that plain suck and fall apart

Another Ford defect worth noting:

V-8 and V-10 engines that shoot spark plugs. Clint Eastwood has nothing on the old mighty Triton

It's good they are recalling these, but I wouldn't call it a serious issue. This is s safety feature that wasn't on trucks until recently. I know it's a nice feature but I still fight it occasionally if I forget to step on the brake first.


I agree, not so serious. Also, it is not a performance issue, meaning the tranny is slipping or not working properly.

It will be quick fix.

Rather serious

@Mark Williams - Thanks for bringing us important news like this even before the recall has officially begun!


I agree!

"A defective brake shift interlock switch"

Way to go Ford...

Could the F-150 be th most recalled pickup ever the last 30 years?

You bet!

haha ford junk

Nice grill on that F-150. #1 F-Series selling Brand!!!!

Troll Alert, ahahahahah lol!

#1 F-Series recalled brand

No other Truck mfgr. will outsells this guys. Not even that lame ass company with two truck brands.

I warned you about the trolls. Beware of the Super Trolls!

Ford is stand for = Fix Or Return Day


Super Trolls! Nice spin. I like it.



If I see another article about the F-150.............

... and how did GM do in the TRUCK department??? Or is this another agency report they choose to ignore, this year??

@ johnny doh

Well only little Boys where Bow Ties.

Dodge is best hands down, far Superior to Ford and Chevy.

Well, what do you expect when the US consumer just wants junk thrown together so it can get to the lot ASAP and be sold (not a pun against just Ford)? This goes for everything from houses, cars, appliances, etc. A big consumerist nation such as the USA is bound to have lots of recalls.

Yeah, I wouldn't want to be the person to get ran over by an F-550... Ford hasn't had a recall in a while...

My Chevy dont need a recall. Its a '93 that has been dead for a few years.I hope that Obama will have a cash for clunkers deel. Id like to see him reelected.

Simple problem. Simple fix. Small number.

Ford Rules!

Ford builds more uggly and outdated junk than anyone else out there. 100% pure crap.

I am torn on this because I know that all trucks have problems their engineers didnt work out before it was released which is why I will never buy a model when its in the first couple year of its generation or a new powertrain. The part that has me torn is I know all the Ford people that are calling others trolls do the same when other truck makers have recalls and I like to see the Ford people get theirs.

I put on the brake about all the time anyway. Unless its flat. Not good to just hold the weight of the truck, or my wifes Jeep, with the trans.

Sounds close to the issue in GM SUV's that could be shifted into neutral by pulling hard on the column. Glad to see that this was caught early.

Dear trolls look at the last article that was poster on putc hmm it was a CHEVY so your Ford biased is moronic.Remember when for like a week news about Rams dominated yea b/c they put out a buncha new stuff/models etc. within a few weeks. Ford had its time when the eco boost came out/ overseas Ranger it all goes in trends by whos putting new stuff out or different stuff. Soon itll prob be back to GM w/ the new midsize and the posibility of a little diesle from europe. I would love to rip on Ford for this but its such a little b.s recall I can only kudos them for recalling it.

To all the trolls, wait till your manufacture has a recall and then that post of your recall will be slammed and you will defend your manufacture at all cost and try your ad hominem arguments against those who criticize your manufacture. You will then say well we never spam your post, and not a single rational person will believe you.

coming up is a gm recall and boob(s) will be there defending their side of point* hey gm trolls how bout that front structure protecting your engine?

@moparman - good post.

@5.3L LOL - I don't blame you. It is more the "USA products is best" camp that usually turn into trolls when it is a brand with a foreign badge that gets recalled.

I find it ironic that at one time vehicles had zero safety features like brake to engage tranny, or manual tranny clutch in to start, or ABS, traction control, self locking doors, seatbelts, seatbelt alarms, locking steering wheels, door chimes, you name it.
Are we so careless that we really need all this stuff?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
These vehicles are so complex that the safety features are getting recalled.
What next?
safety features with safety features?

@lou safety features with safety features? sounds bout right

without pressing the brake pedal, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Its funny there is no GM or Dodge Trucks on that list of IIHS safety picks. I will take my chances with a the shifting out of gear and walk away from a accident instead of going to the hospital/

Those videos really get me. So damn convincing, seriously. When I saw the Silver Creek one with the frame torsional strength test, i just about (crapped) my pants. I Have a 2010 Tundra, which is a great truck, and not once has let me down (so far), but when I see these videos it makes me think a little...

I'm with lou and 5.3LOL as far as the safety features with built in safety features. I mean, the new explorer has a system that brake-steers you around a corner if it thinks your entering too fast. Damn! As far as the recall goes, no big deal. If its only 16,000 trucks, its probably something Ford found, not a consumer saying "I DIDN'T HAVE MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND I BACKED OUT OF MY GARAGE WITHOUT OPENING THE DOOR!"

@toycrusher definitely agree, whether these stories bring out the trolls or not, this is the kind of story that keeps the readers informed and safer.

@johnnie dose - I'm reasured knowing my truck scores highest in crash ratings knowing that you are out there smokin' your tires or was it a fatty? Probably the latter. There was smoke somewhere. Maybe from the tailpipe of your 5.3?

no worries lou lol only on side roads and parkin lots for the most part gotta have some fun. no weed burning here that crap cost to much and not to say jail time. i rather spend money on beer and whiskey but thats just me

At any moment, Bob will troll ford. Get over yourself, this is only a cheap switch behind the brake pedal. Cheap and easy fix. This sure beats the heated washer fluid recall, abs recall, and the rear axle pin recalls in the past 10 years.

seriously they fund this problem..the truck was pull out from ford manufacture and drive to a packing lot..nobody no this problem...or the problem is more serious what ford said..

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