Corrosion can cause the steering shaft to separate at the lower bearing resulting a in complete loss of steering.
The child safety locks can disengage without warning, allowing one or both of the rear doors to be opened from the inside unexpectedly.
A fuel leak may develop from the fuel tank area.
The insulation on the wires to the engine block heater can crack, exposing the bare wire.
Due to an incorrectly manufactured fuel tank, an unexpected fuel leak can develop from the fuel tank.
On certain vehicles, the transmission may not properly engage reverse gear; or, if reverse gear does engage, the "R" indicator on the dash or the backup lamps may not illuminate due to a faulty transmission range sensor.
The head restraint support brackets for the second row, right side seat may fail in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Wires in the steering wheel could be damaged, causing the driver's air bag to deploy without warning. Injury or loss of vehicle control may occur if the air bag deploys unexpectedly.
In early April 2011, this recall has been expanded to include more F-150 models in the 2005-2006 year range of the original recall. Some 2004 F-150 and 2006 Lincoln Mark LT vehicles have also been added. The recall of the additional models is scheduled to begin by May 9, 2011.
There's a computer called the BCM (body control module) that helps to manage all of the other computers and electronics in your vehicle. Ford has found that some of these BCMs can overheat and potentially cause a fire.