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Ford recalls 13000 vehicles over transmission issue in US

ABR Staff Writer Published 09 February 2012

US automaker Ford is recalling over 13,000 F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles in US over transmission cables issue.

The company said that the vehicles equipped with F-53 and F-59 chassis which were built at its Detroit chassis plant during 2011-12 were expected to face transmission problems.

The 'PRNDL' cable which connects the transmission control selector arm assembly mounted on the steering column may break at the attachment due to the sharp edge, resulting in incorrect gear indication in the instrument panel with regardless of the gear selected.

Ford spokesman Dan Pierce was quoted by detroitnews.com as saying that the company is committed to top quality and responding quickly for its customers concerning any safety issues.

Ford had stopped the shipment of the chassis after it received the warranty reports relating to inoperative 'PRNDL' displays.

The US-automaker said that its dealers will replace the transmission selector arm assembly and the cable assembly which is expected to begin during March 2012.