Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 77 2015-model year Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks in the U.S. so dealers can resolve a steering system problem, according to the company.

In these trucks, castellated nuts and cotter pins for the tie rod on the front axle might have been torqued below the minimum specification. As a result, the tie rod could become loose in the steer axle and disconnect from the steering system. The driver might lose the ability to steer the passenger side wheel at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash, Ford said in a released statement.

Ford noted, however, that it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the problem. Dealers will resolve the issue by making an inspection, ensuring the torque is proper, and replacing the cotter pins on the front axle.

The Ford reference number for this safety recall is 17S30.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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