DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling 12,328 2015 Ford F-150 pickup trucks in North America for a shaft problem that could result in the loss of steering control without warning, the automaker said on Tuesday.
Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries, but it is aware of one report of loss of steering that may be linked to the recall.
"An upper I-shaft might have been riveted improperly, potentially causing it to separate," Ford said in a statement. "If that happens, it could result in the loss of steering control without warning, increasing the risk of a crash."
Affected vehicles include 2015 F-150s built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from March 19, 2015 to March 21, 2015 and those built at Dearborn Truck Plant from March 21, 2015 to March 30, 2015.
"If customers experience a problem, we urge them to contact their dealership immediately, wrote Kelli Felker, a Ford spokeswoman, in response to a query from Edmunds.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: This recall begins in a few days, so it's not too early to make a service appointment with your dealer.