Ford is recalling certain 2017 F-150 trucks over concerns of a possible instrument panel malfunction.
Certain pickups equipped with an 8-inch productivity screen may lose power following vehicle start-up in cold temperatures. Several gauges, including the transmission gear position indicator may not light up.
If the transmission gear position indicator fails to illuminate, the driver may be unable to tell the transmission shift position, increasing the risk of a crash or injury from unintended vehicle movement.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, “Transmission shift position sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect.”
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 7, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 17C01.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov and refer to NHTSA campaign number 17V053000.