Ford Recall Alert: Parking Brake Safety Issue

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The Ford Motor Company is initiating a recall for its 2023-2024 F-650 and F-750 vehicles due to a parking brake malfunction that could potentially cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. This condition increases the risk of crashes or injuries, affecting an estimated 18,244 units.

Key Highlights:

  • Recall Concern: Unexpected release of parking brakes.
  • Vehicles Affected: 2023-2024 Ford F-650 and F-750.
  • Total Units: 18,244 potentially affected.
  • Risk: Increased likelihood of vehicle rollaway, crashes, or injuries.
  • Remedy Status: Under development; owner notifications to start on April 8, 2024.
  • Contact Info: Owners may reach out to Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 or consult the NHTSA.

The issue stems from a flaw in the parking brake’s mechanical handle assembly, which may not lock properly due to dimensional variations in its components. This defect allows the parking brake lever to be disengaged without pressing the designated release button.

For Owners: Ford is currently working on a remedy for this malfunction. The company plans to inform affected owners through notification letters expected to be dispatched by April 8, 2024. In the meantime, vehicle owners are advised to stay informed and contact Ford customer service for assistance.

Safety and Contact Information: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also provides a channel for owners to seek information via their Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or through their website at Ford’s internal recall number for this issue is 24S09.

Affected vehicles were identified through a review of supplier manufacturing records, which indicated that certain components might not meet the required dimensions for proper parking brake functionality. Owners may notice that the parking brake can be disengaged without the need to press the release button, a clear indication of the defect.

Ford Motor Company emphasizes the importance of this recall and urges all owners of the affected models to take immediate action by contacting Ford or their local dealers for more information. Safety remains a top priority, and the company is committed to addressing this issue promptly.

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