Ford 2017 F-450, F-550 recalled over possible driveline, transmission fractures

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Ford is recalling certain 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks over concerns that the driveline or transmission may fracture at high speeds.

In a recall notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford reports that operating the vehicle at highway speeds may cause the driveline to vibrate and then fracture the driveline components or the transmission.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft and two center bearing brackets, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable.

Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed on April 6, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 and mention Ford recall number 17S08.

Owners may also contact NHTSA’s safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Refer to NHTSA campaign number 17V212000.