Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—February 8, 2012
Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2011 F-53 and F-59 Stripped Chassis vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2010 through July 1, 2011 and certain model year 2012 F-53 and F-59 Stripped Chassis vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2011 through October 25, 2011. The ‘PRNDL’ cable may break at the attachment to the transmission control selector arm assembly mounted on the steering column. If the cable breaks, the transmission gear indicator in the ‘PRNDL’ display in the instrument panel will remain in the first gear position regardless of the gear selected.
Consequence: An incorrect gear indication in the instrument panel may prevent the driver from knowing if they are in park or reverse, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the transmission selector arm assembly and the ‘PRNDL’ cable assembly, free of charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin on or about March 2, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 866-436-7332.
Notes: Ford’s Safety Recall number is 12S27. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY: 800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.