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May 31, 2002

Ford Motor Company Has Recalled Ford F250-F550 Trucks

(SafetyAlerts) -  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]

Important Note 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 
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!

How many did you hear about?

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