Ford Motor Company has announced a voluntary recall of 16,091 trucks due to failure to meet federal motor vehicle safety requirements for theft protection. The transmission can be shifted out of the park position without pressing the brake pedal due to a brake shift interlock switch problem.
According to the recall notice, the operator may not be able to shift the vehicle into gear without the brake pedal being depressed, increasing the chance of an injury or crash to occupants or pedestrians. The recalls affects the following vehicles that are equipped with the brake shift interlock switch:
- Model year 2011 Ford F-150 manufactured September 2011
- Model year 2012 Ford F-250 manufactured September 2011
- Model year 2012 Ford F-350 manufactured September 2011
- Model year 2012 Ford F-450 manufactured September 2011
- Model year 2012 Ford F-550 manufactured September 2011
Under the recall notice, Ford will notify owners and dealers and will inspect the brake shift interlock switch function and replace free of charge. For addition information, owners may contact Ford Motor Company at 1-866-436-7332.
If you’ve been severely injured by a recalled product, defective products attorneys may be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.