|Vehicle Make / Model:
FORD / F-53
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 23, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V422000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 31
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 F-53 motorhome stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from July 10, 2012 through July 13, 2012. Theses vehicles were assembled with incorrect steering gear adapter plate retention fasteners. steering gear adapter plate fasteners could lead to torque loss in the steering gear attachment, potentionally leading to loosening and subsequent separation of the stearing gear over time.
Separation of the steering gear may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear adapter plate retention fasteners, free of charge. The safety recall began is expected to begin on September 7, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.