2018 Ford F-150, Expedition Recalled Over Rollaway Risk

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Ford has announced a recall on the 2018 F-150, Expedition, F-650 and F-750, as these vehicles have an issue which can lead them to roll away after being placed in park.

A clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission may not be fully seated on the affected vehicles according to Ford, which can lead the transmission’s gear to not match what is indicated by the gearshift lever in the cab.

This can lead to drivers believing their vehicle is in park when it is not. The truck will also allow drivers to exit without a warning from the instrument cluster or chime to alert them that the vehicle isn’t securely in park, increasing the risk of a rollaway.

The affected F-150s and Expeditions have 10-speed automatic transmissions while the F-650 and F-750 have a six-speed automatic.

Ford says it is aware of one reported accident and injury related to this problem.

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In total the recall involves 347,425 vehicles in North America with 292,909 in the United States. Dealers will inspect the shift cable clip to make sure it was properly installed, and if an issue is found, the cable and clip will be adjusted and secured free of charge.

The following vehicles are affected by the recall:

2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, Jan. 5, 2017 to Feb. 16, 2018
2018 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Jan. 25, 2017 to Feb. 16, 2018
2018 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, April 3, 2017 to Jan. 30, 2018
2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles built at Ohio Assembly Plant, April 25, 2017 to March 9, 2018

A second recall was also announced by Ford over rollaway concerns, though it is much smaller. Approximately 161 examples of the 2018 Ford F-150, Expedition, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator with 10-speed automatics are being called back over a potentially missing roll pin.

This can cause the transmission to eventually lose its park function, leading to a situation where the driver thinks the vehicle is in park when it’s actually still in gear, allowing it to rollaway once the driver has exited.

Ford is not aware of accidents or injuries related to this smaller issue.

A version of this story originally appeared on Off-Road.com.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Darthineus Darthineus on Apr 06, 2018

    Is this human error, or robot error? If robot, I'm thinking the robots should consider forming a union.