May 31, 2002
Ford Motor Company Has Recalled Ford F250-F550
Ford Motor Company
Has Recalled Ford F250-F550 Trucks because parking brake may fail.
Number Involved: 51,846
Dates of Manufacture: January - September 1998
Defect: On certain pickup trucks equipped with manual transmissions, failure
of the front parking brake cable input button could result in failure of the
parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary. This could result in
unintended vehicle movement and a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the front parking brake cable and the
controller and verify the performance of the parking brake system. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 5, 2002.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V068/Ford Recall No. 02S34].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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