Ford tells owners to park 2014 F-150 trucks for steering issue

DETROIT Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:28am EDT

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Ford car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Ford car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) has told owners of its top-selling current model 2014 F-150 pickup trucks to park them until a power steering issue affecting 5,675 of the vehicles is fixed, the company said on its website on Tuesday.

No accidents or injuries have been reported because of the issue, Ford said.

The suspect trucks are also not to be sold until they are fixed, Ford said. The company is recalling the suspected 5,675 trucks, expanding a previous recall of 372 trucks earlier this month.

The trucks were made from May 26 to June 19.

As of Tuesday, Ford had delivered about 260 of the 5,675 vehicles to customers, and the rest were either at dealerships or on their way to dealers, Ford said.

The affected electronic power assist steering gears may have a motor position sensor magnet that was incorrectly installed by a supplier, the automaker said. Ford did not identify the supplier.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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UncleFrank wrote:
“As of Tuesday, Ford had delivered about 260 of the 5,675 vehicles to customers, and the rest were either at dealerships or on their way to dealers, Ford said.”

So customers of only the 260 vehicles sold were told to stop driving them. The title of the article seems to suggest that owners of all 2014 Ford F-150 trucks should park them.

Jun 25, 2014 2:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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