Vehicle recalls are more common than perhaps we realize. It seems like nearly every month a company issues a recall, it makes headlines, and the inner-brand war continues—Cummins is best!; No! Duramax is better! Lately, Ford has been under scrutiny following their handling of a recall of 6.7L-liter turbodiesel engines of 2011-'12 Ford F-250, F-350, and the F-450. To add to that list, Ford announced another recall recently, specifically 538 2008-’10 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel trucks in North America, the automaker said on Tuesday.
“The replacement steering gear mounting flange does not rest flush against the vehicle frame, which may result in steering gear bolt fatigue,” Ford stated in a press release. “Over time and with high mileage, the replacement steering gear bolts may break, increasing the risk of a crash.”
Ford also went on record stating there have been no accidents or injuries related to the recall. Ford has also identified the problem as being parts installed on 6.4L trucks. As per usual, Ford dealers will replace the troubled parts by installing spacers between the frame and the steering gear.
The recall campaign is planned to begin April 20th. . Owners may contact Ford customer service at (800) 392-3673.
This recall has not been posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.