Ford Announces Vehicle Recalls
27 May 1998Ford Announces Vehicle Campaigns
DETROIT, May 27 -- Ford Motor Company is notifying approximately 103,000 owners of 1999 model-year F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks of a voluntary safety recall involving a steering concern, and approximately 12,000 owners of 1999 model-year F-350 Super Duty single- rear-wheel trucks of a parking brake concern. For the steering concern, one or more of the rivets on the steering shaft flexible coupling may not have been properly crimped during manufacture of the shaft. This could result in the coupling turning on the shaft and potentially could result in a reduction or loss of steering capability. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition. In the same vehicle population, Ford is notifying approximately 12,000 owners of certain 1999 model-year F-350 Super Duty single-rear-wheel trucks of a parking brake concern. Some of the affected vehicles may not meet a federal safety standard requirement for the parking brake system. There have been no reports of this concern occurring. Owners of affected vehicles have been notified by mail to return their vehicle to their dealer for the appropriate repair procedures. The work will be completed at no expense to owners.