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Ford recalling 53,000 trucks that can roll away while parked

Ford recalling 53,000 trucks that can roll away while parked
Posted at 9:12 AM, Apr 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-01 12:12:43-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is recalling 53,000 2017 F-250 trucks because they can roll away even when they are parked due to a manufacturing error.

Ford says drivers should use the parking brake to make sure that parked cars don't move.

Dealers will also replace the defective part for free, but Ford doesn't have the replacement parts yet. It will notify owners when the parts are available.

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The recalled trucks have 6.2-liter engines. They were built at a Kentucky plant from October 2015 through Thursday and sold in North America.

The company says it is not aware of accidents or injuries due to this defect.

The news comes just days after Ford issued a recall for 440,000 vehicles to fix problems that can cause engine fires and doors to open unexpectedly.

That recall covers 230,000 Escape SUVs, Fiesta ST subcompacts, Fusion midsize vehicles, and Transit Connect vans with 1.6-liter turbocharged engines from 2013 through 2015.

The company also added 211,000 vehicles to a previous recall to replace faulty door latches covering 2014 Fiesta and 2013 and 2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles.