Ford Recalling Around 16,000 F-Series Pickup Trucks Due To Transmission Shift Lock Issue

Posted Dec 19, 2011

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is recalling about 16,000 2011 F-150 pick-up truck vehicles that were built between September 9 and September 22, 2011. The recall also consists of the Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, and Heavy Duty models. About 16,091 total vehicles are being recalled. The NHTSA said that vehicles that do not comply with requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 114, which is theft protection. The transmission can be shifted out of park without pressing on the brake pedal due to brake shift interlock switch problems.

?This will allow the operator to inadvertently shift the vehicle into gear without the brake pedal being depressed, increasing the risk of a crash or injury to a nearby pedestrian,? stated the NHTSA. Ford Motor Company will be notifying customers later this month. Dealers will inspect the brake shift interlock switch and replace the switch if necessary.