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Ford is recalling thousands of F-Series pickup trucks from the 2011 and 2012 model years over a transmission problem that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "fails to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 114, theft protection." NHTSA reports that the transmissions in these defective trucks can be shifted out of the park position without pressing the brake pedal due to a problem with the brake shift interlock switch.

Affected models include 2011 F-150s built between September 9 and September 22, 2011, as well as F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Heavy Duty trucks built between September 12 and September 22, 2011. A total of 16,091 trucks are included in this recall.

Ford dealers will inspect – and if necessary, replace – the brake shift interlock switch on these affected vehicles, free of charge. The official recall is expected to kick off in the coming days. Hit the jump for NHTSA's official release.
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FORD / F-150 2011
FORD / F-250 2012
FORD / F-350 2012
FORD / F-450 2012
FORD / F-550 2012

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr's Report Date: DEC 05, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V582000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16,091

Summary

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 F-150 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 F-250, F-350, F-450 AND F-550 HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 12, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2011. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 114, “THEFT PROTECTION.” THE TRANSMISSION CAN BE SHIFTED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITHOUT PRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL DUE TO BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK SWITCH PROBLEM.

Consequence

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.

Remedy

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK SWITCH FUNCTION AND REPLACE THE SWITCH IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 19, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

Notes

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where is True Voice?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
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      amerifight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog has so many anti ford snipers on it its crazy!
      LBJ's Love Child
      • 3 Years Ago
      16,000 F-150s? That's like three shifts' production, isn't it?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LBJ's Love Child
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      Billyg75@comcast.net
      • 3 Years Ago
      I drove cars and trucks for years before they ever added a clutch switch. Hardly something I would worry about. And the ones that did have them cant recall ever having to replace them.
      HardmacK
      • 3 Years Ago
      SURE! The brake interlock switch is the PROBLEM all the F150 owners are having with their transmissions....
      q49873vs
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about a recall on ford mustang manual transmission.
        SheldonRoss
        • 3 Years Ago
        @q49873vs
        Any recalls on trolls?
        cantdrive55
        • 3 Years Ago
        @q49873vs
        Recall what? One of the best transmissions I've ever owned in an Automobile? The MT-82 is fantastic.
      Ryan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who knew the wheels on the latest HD F150 were so ugly?!
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      So, in other words, it's like all cars used to be, before the bogus Audi "unintended acceleration" (actually pedal misapplication) fiasco.
      purplewonagain
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm kind of impressed with Ford on this. All trucks in the recall were produced 9/9/11 - 9/22/11, so they figured out they had a problem and issued a recall in less than 3-months. Just seems like a pretty quick correction when most recalls seem to take a lot longer to happen.
      techie69
      • 3 Years Ago
      Intellichoice best reliable full size truck...J.D.Powers best long term truck...Toyota Tundra...enough said!!!
      BURNEY
      • 1 Year Ago
      THEY SHOULD RECALL 2010 THEY WILL NOT HONOR THE WARRANTY TRANS PROBLEMS NOISE IN REAR END IN THE SHOP FOR SEVEN WEEKS STILL HAS SAME PROBLEMS
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