According to the latest reports coming in Ford will be recalling their certain RV and truck chassis. We’ve heard that Ford will be recalling certain f-59 and f-53 exposed-chassis vehicles. The chassis that will be recalled are from model years 2012 and 2011. The reason behind the recall is said to be a problem in the transmission-selector cable, which might break under poor operation. The F53 framework is primarily used as a platform for the development of recreational vehicles while the Ford F59 in general is used in development of commercial trucks for example delivery vans.
Speaking on the occasion, the company told that the “PRNDL” cable, which is used for controlling the gear indicator display of the transmission, could break from where it has been paired with the transmission control selector support given on the steering column. The “PRNDL” refers to park, reverse, neutral drive and low gear locations. In case of the cable breakage, the display for gear indication in the instrument panel will stop moving even when the drive changes the gear. This could result in situations where driver doesn’t have any knowledge about in which gear the vehicle is, whether it’s reverse or park, and hence consequently will elevate the chances of a crash.
In their statement, Ford told that the defective chassis were developed in between 1st of February 2012 to 1st of July, 2010 and the 2012 models were manufactured from 10th of May, 2011 to 25th of October, 2011. The vehicle recall will be affecting around 13,239 vehicles.
The dealers will be replacing the cable and transmission selector arm assemble free of charge during the recall. The recall is expected to start in the month of March. If you own any model manufactured between the above mentioned periods then you could contact Ford at 866-436-7332.