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Ford is recalling 52,608 trucks because they could roll away while in park

The recalled trucks weigh up to 6,600 pounds – so you don't want them rolling away.
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Attention Ford F-250 owners, there's a chance your pickup truck could roll away even when it's in park.

The carmaker has issued a recall for 52,608 of its gas-powered, 6.2-liter models that were built between Oct. 9, 2015, and March 30, 2017, at its assembly plant in Kentucky.

The recall notice reveals there's a mechanical issue that means putting it in park might not actually work, potentially allowing the vehicle to move when it's stationary.

Considering F-250 models range from 5,600 to 6,600 pounds in weight, it would not be a good thing if this happened.

Owners are advised to use the parking brake at all times when parking until they can take the vehicle to a Ford dealer to get the issue fixed.

There have been no accidents or injuries caused by this defect, the company says.

You can find out if your vehicle is one of those affected by submitting your VIN number here.

Fortune reports it's the third recall announced by Ford in the past week, which follows a recall on Wednesday of 211,000 vehicles because of potentially faulty side door latches.

A further 230,000 vehicles were recalled because of a fire risk in the engine. Ford has received reports of 29 fires related to that problem but no injuries, Fortune notes.

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