Recall 19V432000

Transmission Experiences Sudden Loss Of Drive Power

Recall Details

For school bus and ambulance modified vehicles equipped with the 5.4L V8 engine and 5R110W automatic transmission, a coast clutch weld may fail in the transmission causing a loss of motive power. Dealers will replace the single-engaging coast one-way clutch with a new dual-engaging one-way clutch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles modified for school bus or ambulance use, the 5.4L engine and 5R110W automatic transmission equipped vehicle may lose driving power due to an internal transmission coast clutch failure. Loss of motive power can result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2019. 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 19S20.

Drive Train, June 10, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 10, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2009-2016 Ford Econoline vehicles equipped with a 5R110W transmission, 5.4L engine, and a school bus or ambulance preparation package. A weld within the coast clutch may fail, causing an unexpected loss of drive power.
A sudden loss of drive power increases the risk of a crash. Transferring occupants of a disabled school bus or ambulance to another vehicle increases their risk of injury.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the single-engaging coast one-way clutch with a new dual-engaging one-way clutch, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk will be mailed July 22, 2019. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available which is expected to be in September 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S20.
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
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