Safety & Accident

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

April 04, 2017

Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.
Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 48,421 2017 Ford F-250 gasoline-powered 6.2-liter pickup trucks in the U.S. because they’re at risk for unintended movement while in park.

Drivers should use the parking brake at all times when shifting into park to keep the truck stationary, Ford advised in a released statement about the recall.

“In the affected vehicles, a damaged park rod actuating plate might not achieve mechanical park within the automatic transmission after the driver moves the shift lever to park,” Ford said. “If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement with the gear selector in park without warning, increasing the risk of injury or crash.”

Ford noted, however, that the company isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Ford dealers will inspect and replace the park rod actuating plate as necessary. There will be no charge for this service.

This safety compliance recall involves trucks built at Kentucky Assembly Plant from Oct. 9, 2015, to March 30 of this year.

Ford is also recalling 4,143 F-250 trucks in Canada for the same problem. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C06.


  1. 1. Mike dolan [ April 12, 2017 @ 03:19PM ]

    I recently purchased a f250 2017 and dealership won't release it till the recall part is install do you know if the part has been shipped yet

  2. 2. Scott Perry [ April 13, 2017 @ 10:03AM ]

    I recently purchased a 2017 Ford F250 on March 31, and when I called to pick it up the following Monday they also wouldn't release the truck. It's been 2 weeks and no word on when the truck will be fixed.

  3. 3. Mike dolan [ April 16, 2017 @ 04:18AM ]

    Here it is 4/16/17 and still no answer I bought a new f250 to use not just make payments how is ford going to compensate for our inconvenience still no word when parts are coming in


Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Here's an EV question or two: How are you paying for the charging station? I have some interested parties in my city, but not an...

View Topic

Does anyone run a University fleet similar to ours? New Jersey City University has approximately 10,000 students, 1000 faculty & staff,...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1025 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Helene Kamon began her industry career in 1970 working for Dealers CadiLease, later purchased by Union Leasing.

Read more