The engine management system may detect an improper exhaust gas temperature reading, causing the engine to shut down into a safe mode. The dealer will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software free of charge to correct the problem.
Ford F-350 Super Duty Recalls
On vehicles modified by Jerr-Dan Corporation for use as tow trucks, the power take off (PTO) unit may leak oil from a pressure switch onto the exhaust, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that will relocate it free of charge to resolve the concern.
On vehicles modified by Versalift for use as an aerial lift truck, the power take off (PTO) unit may leak oil from a pressure switch onto the exhaust, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that will relocate it free of charge to resolve the concern.
The power take off (PTO) unit of a work truck modified by Vanair Manufacturing could leak oil from its pressure switch onto the vehicle exhaust system. Dealers will inspect and install a new pressure switch kit that will reroute the system from the exhaust free of charge to resolve the concern.
The brake/shift interlock can fail, allowing the transmission to be shifted into park without depressing the brake pedal. If the transmission were shifted into gear without depressing the brake pedal, a crash or injury to a nearby pedestrian could result. Dealers will inspect the brake shift interlock switch function and replace the switch if necessary.
The body control module (BCM) may develop an internal electrical short. This may cause the BCM to overheat, which can lead to a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the BCM and replace it as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on March 7, 2011. The Ford recall number is 10S14.
Ford is recalling certain 2011 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F550, Edge, and Lincoln MKX vehicles due to a possible internal electrical short in the throttle body control module. If an electrical short develops, overheating of the control module may occur, which could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the throttle body control module as necessary.
On certain trucks, the fuel tank may move forward in a frontal impact, possibly damaging the fuel delivery module and allowing fuel to spill. This could cause a fire in the presence of an ignition source. Dealers will install a reinforcement bracket free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2008. The Ford recall number is 08C04.
Improper welds on some 40 percent split and captain's driver seats may allow the seat back to break at the seat pivot bracket. In a crash, if the seat pivot breaks, the risk of injury to the driver is increased. Dealers will add a reinforcement to the driver's seat back frame on both style seats or replace the seat back frame if necessary. The recall began March 28, 2008. The Ford recall number is 08C01.