Swift Current area Ford discusses the Ford F250 and F350 steering gear recall.

Swift Current area Ford discusses the Ford F250 and F350 steering gear recall.

Ford recently released a recall for certain Ford 250 and F350 diesel trucks. When Ford issues recalls, it is to address and remedy safety concerns that can cause injury or death. The company will notify owners of affected vehicles to take F250 and F350 pickups for a quick repair. If you need more information about any safety concerns or recalls, your dealership is your go-to. Swift Current area Ford discusses the Ford F250 and F350 steering gear recall.


Which Vehicles are Affected?

The Ford recall affects over 1600 trucks, but only 21 of the vehicles are in Canada. The recall is for certain 2008-2010 Ford F250 and F350 pickups with the 6.4-liter diesel engine. Owners who had their pickups serviced and new steering gears installed may be affected. Ford says the Motorcraft STG-454 service replacement gears, which were made between July 1, 2014 and October 17, 2014, may have been installed improperly.


What is the Problem?

According to Ford, the clamp load on the joints may not be sufficient, and as a result, the steering gear retention bolts can fracture. Ford warns drivers a fractured steering gear retention bolt may cause a loss of steering control, which increases the propensity for a crash.


What is the Remedy?

Ford advises owners of the affected vehicles to take trucks to the dealership for a spacer, free of charge. The spacer is installed between the steering gear and the vehicle frame. The spacer placement ensures proper clamp load is exerted on the joints.


What if I Have Questions?

If you still have questions about the recent recall, contact the dealership service team. Transport Canada has information about recall #2015081 here. Drivers can also contact Ford of Canada Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673.


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