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Ford Recalling 13,239 F-59 and F-53 Stripped Chassis Vehicles

February 15, 2012

 

WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 13,200 2011 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from Feb. 1, 2010 through July 1, 2011 as well as 2012 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2011 through Oct. 25, 2011.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the PRNDL cable may break at the attachment to the transmission control selector arm assembly mounted on the steering column. If the cable breaks, the transmission gear indicator in the PRNDL display in the instrument panel will remain in the first gear position regardless of the gear selected. As a result, the driver may be prevented from knowing whether the vehicle is actually in park or reverse. This poses a safety risk.

Ford will notify vehicle owners of the recall, and dealers will replace the transmission selector arm assembly and the PRNDL cable assembly. There will be no charge for this service. The safety recall is expected to begin the first week of March.

Vehicles owners can reach Ford at (866) 436-7332.

 

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