Ford Motor Company is recalling almost 350,000 SUVs and trucks with defective gear shift cables. More than 290,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in the United States. According to Ford, a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission can become unseated in the affected vehicles. Once the clip becomes unseated, the transmission can enter a different gear state than the one selected by a driver. Motorists may mistakenly believe they have left their vehicles in park. Vehicles may roll away if the parking brake is not applied.
Ford recalled the following vehicles with 10-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions:
- 2018 Ford F-150 trucks built at Ford’s assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan between January 5, 2017 and February 16, 2018.
- 2018 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured at Ford’s plant in Kansas City between January 25, 2017 and February 16, 2018.
- 2018 Ford Expedition SUVs built at Ford’s Kentucky plant between April 3, 2017 and January 30, 2018.
- 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks manufactured at Ford’s Ohio assembly plant between April 25, 2017 and March 9, 2018.
If your vehicle is on the recall list, then you can take it to your nearest Ford dealership for an inspection. You can receive free repairs if Ford determines your vehicle has the defect.
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You may be able to recover compensation if you or a loved one were seriously harmed by a defective vehicle or auto product. Auto manufacturers must ensure their products are free of manufacturing and design defects and are crashworthy in foreseeable accidents.
The Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. have experience handling cases involving auto defects. In one case handled by our firm, we achieved a $55.3 million jury verdict for a man who was catastrophically injured by a defective seatbelt. You can speak to an attorney at our firm by calling (877) 638-0114 or by using our case review form.