Ford issues a recall that affects 52,608 2017 Ford F-250 pickup trucks that are powered by a 6.2L gasoline V8. For 2017, Ford has introduced a new 6-speed transmission, called TorqShift-G. This is a lighter weight and lighter duty transmission that is offered solely on F-250 Super Duties that are equipped with the gas engine.
We do not cover all recalls on this site, but this issue deserves attention. The issue has to do with a damaged “park rod actuating plate” that may not achieve a mechanical lock within the transmission when the vehicle is in Park. This can result in the vehicle rolling away, unless the parking brake is also engaged. Obviously, this poses a serious potential problem.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries that are related to the issue. Ford recommend that owners of 2017 F-250 trucks use a parking brake, when leaving the vehicle in Park. Owner are also urged to have their trucks checked out at the Ford dealership. If required, the damaged actuating plate will be replaced at no cost to the customer.
This recall affects trucks built at the Kentucky Assembly Plant Oct. 9, 2015 to March 30, 2017 for the North American market. The recall reference number is 17C06. Out of the total, 48,421 trucks are in the United States, and 4,143 are in Canada.