- Ford is expanding a recall of the 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck because of an electronic power-assist steering gear problem.
- It also warned owners not to drive their vehicles.
- Ford dealers have been instructed to stop delivering any affected vehicles.
DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is expanding a recall of the 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck because of an electronic power-assist steering gear problem.
"Ford is advising affected owners not to drive their vehicles and to contact their dealers immediately for the needed repair," said Ford in a statement posted on its Web site on Tuesday.
The automaker will expand the recall to cover 5,675 Ford F-150 trucks. Affected vehicles were built from May 26 through June 19, 2014.
"The affected (electronic power-assist) steering gears may have a motor position sensor magnet that was incorrectly installed by a supplier," Ford said. "On June 17, the supplier notified Ford, after a further review of their data, that they have identified additional suspect steering gears."
As of June 24, of the 5,675 vehicles, approximately 260 have been delivered to customers globally, while the remainder are at dealerships or in transit to dealers.
"No accidents or injuries have been attributed to this condition," Ford said.
Dealers will replace the steering gear on any affected vehicles. Owners can contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
No information about the expanded recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners of the affected 2014 Ford F-150 trucks must get in touch with their dealers now.