Ford recalling 53000 trucks that can roll away while parked

Courtesy AP Graphics

Courtesy AP Graphics

Ford didn't release much information, but did say the F-250 trucks run on gasoline (not diesel) and can roll away even when the trucks are in PARK.

Vehicle giant Ford is recalling 53,000 2017 F-250 trucks because they can roll away even when they are parked due to a manufacturing error.

The affected vehicles are gasoline-powered 6.2-liter engine vehicles built at the Kentucky Assembly Plant from October 9, 2015 to March 30, 2017. Although the trucks can move with the gear shifter indicating PARK, Ford says no accidents or injuries have been reported related to the F-250 trucks. As a result, the vehicle could move without warning.

Ford says about 48,421 of the trucks are in the US and another 4,143 are in Canada.

The first recall-the engine fire-will cover approximately 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe.

More than half of the vehicles affected by that recall - 230,000 SUVs, sedans and vans - were subject to under-the-hood fire hazards.

A Ford logo is pictured at a vehicle dealership in Monterrey, Mexico, November 9, 2016. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury. Even if the auto company claimed that there were not reported any accidents or injuries before they discovered this manufacturing glitch, this is the third recall this week for Ford.

In the affected vehicles, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch could break.

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