Ford Motor Company is recalling 6,792 model year 2017 F-150 trucks equipped with an eight-inch productivity screen.
The vehicles' 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."
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.
What to do
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall was 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.
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