Ford Canada is recalling 4,316 F-series Super Duty pickups because their axle might fracture, leading the vehicles to roll away while in park.
“On affected vehicles, the electronically locking rear-axle assembly may have a passenger-side axle shaft manufactured with steel that does not meet Ford’s specifications,” the automaker said in a statement on its website. “A passenger-side rear axle shaft manufactured with material not to Ford’s specifications may fracture.”
Ford warns that a fracture could lead to the truck losing power while in gear or the inability to hold the park function.
Owners should apply the parking brake whenever the truck is parked.
Affected vehicles were built at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant and Ford Ohio Assembly Plant on May 21 through July 26, 2019.
Dealers will inspect the passenger-side rear axle shaft, and shafts with a suspect batch code will be replaced.