Ford has recently announced a recall which will affect 16.091 units of its 2011 – 2012 trucks, including the popular F-150, because of a brake shift interlock switch problem.
After Nissan has announced a recall of its small urban vehicle, the Juke, Fords turn came up to recall its 2011 – 2012 trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 16.091 units of the company’s trucks will be affected by the recall and their owners will have to make a trip back to the dealerships in order to fix a problem with a brake shift interlock switch.
“The transmission can be shifted out of the park position without pressing the brake pedal due to (a) brake shift interlock switch problem. This will allow the operator to inadvertently shift the vehicle into gear without the brake pedal being depressed, increasing the risk of a crash or injury to a nearby pedestrian”, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in its recalls summary of the problem.
The North American based automaker said that dealers have been notified on December 6 to stop demonstrating or delivering the affected vehicles until inspections will be performed and the problem fixed. Ford didn’t receive any reports of accidents or injuries related to this defect. Owners of the above mentioned models can contact the automaker at 1-866-436-7332.