Ford recalls 2017 F-150 for instrument panel bug affecting gear indicator

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Updated Feb 7, 2017
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Ford is recalling about 8,000 2017 Ford F-150 trucks to reprogram instrument cluster displays that may malfunction immediately after startup in cold temperatures.

The transmission shift position indicator located in the instrument panel cluster of certain trucks may not illuminate and display the selected transmission gear position. This may increase the risk of injury or crash from unintended vehicle movement. In addition, an inoperative instrument panel cluster display may prevent activation of certain warning chimes, messages and warning lights.

Ford is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2017 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant, Oct. 4, 2016 to Nov. 23, 2016.

There are approximately 7,974 vehicles located in North America, including 6,792 in the United States and federalized territories, 1,057 in Canada and 125 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C01.

Dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster display at no cost to the customer.