Ford announces a recall of 350,000 (2017-2018) F150 trucks and 2018 Expedition SUVs for a rollaway risk due to an “unseated gear shift cable clip” that has to do with the 10-speed automatic transmission (10R80). This issue may cause the transmission to be in a gear other than the one selected by the driver. If a parking brake is not set and the truck is inadvertently left in a neutral transmission position – the truck may roll and cause injury and/or damage.
Ford is aware of one reported accident and injury related to this transmission condition.
Ford says this issue affects 347,425 vehicles in North America (292,909 in the United States and federalized territories, 51,742 in Canada, and 2,774 in Mexico). Ford reference number for this recall is 18S10.
A similar issue is also affecting some 2018 F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Owners of affected trucks and SUVs will be notified. Dealership technicians will inspect the shift cable clip and properly seat the cable if it’s not already the case. This recall fix is free to customers of affected vehicles.
Ford is recalling 161 additional units of 2017-2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Ford Expedition, 2018 Lincoln Navigator, and 2018 Ford Mustang for a missing transmission roll pin (10-speed automatic 10R80 transmission). If the pin is missing, the transmission may lose the ability to go into Park. This is another rollaway risk, since this condition would not result in any warning light or audible alert to the driver. Ford reference number for this recall is 18S09.
Ford is not aware of any accidents due to this “transmission roll pin” problem. Once again, Ford dealers will inspect affected vehicles and correct the problem without cost to the owner.