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Ford Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Transmission Shifter Problem

Ford says it knows of one crash and one injury due to the problem

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    Ford Recalls 350,000 Vehicles in North America

    Ford Motor Company issued a safety recall on some 2018 F-150, 2018 Expedition, F-650 and F-750 vehicles. (Published Friday, April 6, 2018)

    Ford is recalling about 350,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico because they might be in a different gear than the one shown on the shift indicator.

    The recall covers the 2018 F-150 pickup and Expedition large SUV with 10-speed automatic transmissions. Also covered are 2018 F-650 and F-750 trucks with six-speed transmissions. The F-150 is the top-selling vehicle in the U.S.

    Ford says that on some vehicles, a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission might come loose. The company says a driver might be able to shift into park and remove the key while the transmission is in another gear, allowing unintended movement. That can increase the risk of a crash.

    Ford says it knows of one crash and one injury due to the problem.

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    Owners will be notified the week of April 16. Dealers will make sure the clip was installed correctly and secure it if needed.