Ford Recalls 53K Trucks Over Rolling Issue

F-250s can roll away even when parked
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 2, 2017 11:12 AM CDT
Updated Apr 2, 2017 11:31 AM CDT
Ford Recalls 53K Trucks Over Rolling Issue
In this Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, photo, a customer looks at a 2017 Ford F-250 Lariat FX4 at a Ford dealership in Hialeah, Fla.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Ford is recalling 53,000 2017 F-250 trucks because they can roll away even when they are parked due to a manufacturing error, reports the AP. Ford says drivers should use the parking brake to make sure that parked cars don't move. Dealers will also replace the defective part for free, but Ford doesn't have the replacement parts yet. It will notify owners when the parts are available. The recalled trucks have 6.2-liter engines. They were built at a Kentucky plant from October 2015 through Thursday and sold in North America. The company says it is not aware of accidents or injuries due to this defect. (More Ford recall stories.)

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