Recall Alert: 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 48,000 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup trucks with the 6.2-liter gas V-8 engine built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 9, 2015, to March 30, 2017 

The Problem: A damaged parking rod actuating plate in affected vehicles might not fully engage in Park within the automatic transmission, even though it appears to be in Park to the driver. If the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury. Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the park rod actuating plate for free. 

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Repair & Service to find your local dealer. 

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Comments

Looks like Ford is has taken a page out of FCA playbook.

And this is why you use your parking brake.

Remember this little sticker? Expect a rollout via USPS, soon. LOL!

http://autoweek.com/article/wait-theres-more/little-warning-label-saved-ford-23-million-vehicle-recall

Is the truck still in the dark if I put it in park? Will I stay
alive if I put it in drive? I'll sit on my fanny, use my tranny
and pray the whole thing doesn't go up in smoke.
Ford's rolling campfire. First, the holey bed, then the shake,
rattle and explode drive shaft and now is it or isn't gonna
stay put? All this fun and excitement for a mere 60 grand !!!!!
Sign me up. I'll take 2 sir. One in black and one in blue.
I think not.

Ford, we share the highways, city streets and parking lots with your products. Please put safety and robust design into your vehicles. You continually put, not just your own customers, but the publics safety at risk when your basic safety systems such as brakes and parking mechanisms fail.

Thank you
The Public

FORD
First On Recall Duel

I always use the parking brake. Use it or lose it.
I also need it on boat ramps so I just use it all the time.

ford puppets are sure quiet.
Remember at ford - Quality Is Job None

It should have been recalled for hideous appearance.


Ford owners shake in their high heels in fear of not being in park HAHAHAHAHAHA


Remember this little sticker? Expect a rollout via USPS, soon. LOL!

http://autoweek.com/article/wait-theres-more/little-warning-label-saved-ford-23-million-vehicle-recall

Good one. LOL!


Looks like Ford is has taken a page out of FCA playbook.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 3, 2017 7:10:07 AM

Yeah!

Where did everybody go? LOL!

Notice how Ford issues a fix, but GM can't figure out why my Buddy's 2007 GMC shuts off while hitting bump.

PATHETIC!!

First On Recall Days!

Ford tries to dazzle with gimmicks and new grille every year but under the skin there's always the broken and unreliable junk.

Left over warning labels from the 1970s Ford had kicking around at HQ well be mailed out soon don't worry boys! HAHAHA!

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 3, 2017 7:10:07 AM

Yeah!


Posted by: Sierra | Apr 3, 2017 9:35:36 AM
Where did everybody go? LOL!


Posted by: GMSRGREA | Apr 3, 2017 9:51:04 AM


Oops, gmssucksogreat did it again. Screwed up his user name in the middle of using several different ones.

Notice how Ford issues a fix, but GM can't figure out why my Buddy's 2007 GMC shuts off while hitting bump.

PATHETIC!!


Posted by: Frank | Apr 3, 2017 10:36:44 AM

Funny how that works? Ford takes care of its issues while other companies don't. Just shuffle them under that shaking rug.

Ford:

Flawed or recalled daily

Yup, Continuing its recall dominance. Ford were quality is job none. Hey ford owners. How do you like buying a new truck only to keep bringing it back to the dealet over and over? Id rather be driving mine.

Stay thirsty,

I hate Ford!

More bad news for the Ford girls today!

http://www.autonews.com/article/20170403/RETAIL01/170329816/ford-honda-toyota-fca-post-march-sales-declines

What's happening over at Ford, are they trying to hit One Million recalls this month. They must be getting very close.
Quality Is Job None!!!!!!!!!! LOL - HEEEEEEHEEEEEEEEHEEEEEE, JUNK - JUNK - JUNK

Sales dropped 7.2 percent at Ford Motor Co. The automaker recorded a 17 percent drop in fleet shipments, 24 percent plunge in car sales and a 1.5 percent dip in retail demand. Sales declined 7.4 percent at the Ford division and 1.4 percent at Lincoln, ending a seven-month streak of gains for the luxury brand.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's happening over at Ford
Posted by: IMHO | Apr 3, 2017 11:35:31 AM

They took what smart people they had to build bicycles HAHAHAHA!!!!!!

"The 2017 profit dip comes as the automaker invests heavily in what it calls “emerging opportunities” as it develops autonomous vehicles and expands into mobility services such as ride sharing and bicycle sharing."

http://www.autonews.com/article/20170323/OEM01/170329921/ford-sees-lower-2017-profits-with-most-of-the-hit-in-q1

Nice spin job, johnny. F-Series sales are up big and are the biggest in over a decade. More later.

No spin that's fact! Trash Motor Company sales fell 8.8%, while GM gain 1.6%! Ford loses again HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.autonews.com/article/20170403/RETAIL01/170329816/ford-honda-toyota-fca-post-march-sales-declines

@Nitro

I guess you may not be old enough or forgot when Ford recalled there suv tires (Firestone) after hundreds of accidents and 46 deaths.

But that was a long time ago and there wasn't anything wrong with the Explorer. The bad driver behind the wheel not wearing a seatbelt in most cases was never mentioned. I've mentioned this before, but 20/20 did an episode on the Explorer w/Firestone tires. They tried every which way to make the truck roll and couldn't. Took their hands off the wheels and still did not attempt to flip. Only when they basically locked the wheel turning did it get up on two wheels, which any suv would. Hate the bad drivers that gave those early Explorers a bad name.

@Nitro, Jason

Problem detection

In May 2000, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) contacted Ford and Firestone about the high incidence of tire failure on Ford Explorers, Mercury Mountaineers, and Mazda Navajos fitted with Firestone tires. Ford investigated and found that several models of 15-inch Firestone tires (ATX, ATX II, and Wilderness AT) had very high failure rates, especially those made at Firestone's Decatur, Illinois plant. This was one of the leading factors to the closing of the Decatur plant.[1]

Joan Claybrook, who was the president of the public advocacy group Public Citizen and previously an Administrator of the NHTSA, stated before the Transportation Subcommittee United States Senate Committee on Appropriations on September 6, 2000, that, "there was a documented coverup by Ford and Firestone of the 500 defect".[2] This refers to the 1970s debacle that had already tarnished Firestone's reputation.[3] Also Clarence Ditlow; Executive Director for the Centre for Auto Safety in his statement before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington D.C., September 20, 2000[4] stated "Emerging Information shows that both Ford and Firestone had early knowledge of tread separation in Firestone Tires fitted to Ford Explorer vehicles but at no point informed the NHTSA of their findings". [5]
Possible causes

The Ford Explorer was first offered for sale in March 1990.[6] Ford internal documents show the company engineers recommended changes to the vehicle design after it rolled over in company tests prior to introduction, but other than a few minor changes, the suspension and track width were not changed.[7] Instead, Ford, which sets the specifications for the manufacture of its tires, decided to remove air from the tires, lowering the recommended pressure to 26 psi.[7] Low air pressure leads to increased heat; heat can damage the tire.[8]

The failures all involved tread separation[9][10]—the tread peeling off followed often by tire disintegration.[11] Tread separation, due to the interaction of steel and rubber tire elements, has been a challenge in radial tire design since their development by Michelin in 1946. In 1968, Michelin proposed a nylon cap over the steel elements to counteract this, and Firestone adopted this nylon cap design in 2000, following investigation by the United States Congress.[12]

If tread separation happened, and the vehicle was running at speed, there was a possibility of the sport utility vehicle (SUV), with its high center of gravity between 68 and 74 cm,[13] of rolling over.[14][15] Over 240 deaths resulted from these failures.[7] Not every single death occurred in the Ford Explorer/Firestone tire combination.[16] It is estimated that 3,000 catastrophic injuries also resulted from this issue.[16]

Some outside observers have speculated about the blame worthiness of both parties;[17] Firestone's tires being prone to tread separation and failure, and the SUVs being especially prone to rolling over if a tire fails at speed compared to other vehicles.[18] A subsequent NHTSA investigation of real world accident data showed that the SUVs in question were no more likely to roll over than any other SUV, after a tread separation.[19]
Recall

A product recall was announced, allowing Explorer owners (and owners of its stablemates) to change the affected tires for others. Many of the recalled tires had been manufactured during a period of strike at Firestone.[20] A large number of lawsuits[citation needed] have been filed against both Ford and Firestone, some unsuccessful, some settled out of court, and a few successful.[citation needed] Lawyers for the plaintiffs have argued that both Ford and Firestone knew of the dangers but did nothing, and that specifically Ford knew that the Explorer was highly prone to rollovers. Ford denies these allegations.

Firestone ultimately recalled millions of tires including 2.8 million Firestone Wilderness AT tires.[21] According to Firestone's last filing with the National Highway Transportation Administration, only 90,259 of those tires were confirmed as removed from service.[21] In November 2013, two recalled Wilderness AT tires were found in Atlanta, Georgia.[22] One of the tires was offered for sale as new at a used tire retail shop.[22]

Following the recall, lawsuits were filed throughout the country. It was estimated that there had been over 250 deaths and 3,000 serious injuries.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firestone_and_Ford_tire_controversy

The way Ford has handled this recall is disgusting.

I ordered a truck, which finally made it to my dealer after two weeks of delivery delays, only to find out that it is subject to this transmission recall.

After a week of no information on when this recall might be remedied, I find out yesterday that Ford will not have a fix until May 8...2017 (I am guessing here).

No word from Ford, no clarification or apology, nothing.

It is no wonder Ford is lagging in sales and I would not advise anyone to buy a Ford F-series truck...I am sorry I did!!



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