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Recall 17V053000

Instrument Cluster Loses Power After Start Up In Cold Temperatures

Recall Details

The shift indicator and various gauges may become inoperative in the instrument cluster after initial start up in cold temperatures. Dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The instrument cluster may lose power and stop working after initial vehicle start up in cold temperatures. This would prevent various gauges including the transmission gear position indicator from illuminating. This could prevent the driver from knowing the transmission gear selected, which could lead to a crash due to unintended movement of the vehicle.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 17C01.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, January 24, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 24, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,792
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V053000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 F-150 trucks equipped with an eight-inch productivity screen. In these vehicles, the instrument cluster may lose power after the initial vehicle start-up in cold ambient temperatures. Several gauges, including the transmission gear position indicator, may not illuminate. 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."
Consequence
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.
Remedy
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.
Notify
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.
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