Australian owners of Ford F-Series trucks imported, converted and sold by Performax International will be required to return their vehicle to have a possible issue with the steering box attended to.
Affecting a total of 100 MY14 and MY15 Ford F-250 and F-350 Trucks sold in Australia, you can check if your vehicle is affected here (have your VIN handy).
The Ford F-Series/Performax International recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
The recall notice advising that trucks fitted with a specific steering box (Performax Part Number 1000283-1) might develop a condition in which contact between the steering knuckle and the steering stop occurs.
This condition can develop through normal wear and tear.
If this condition is evident over prolonged periods of time, under full lock in a car park type situation, this might cause excessive strain on the tie rod ends and potential failure to this part, causing a loss of steering.
Affected Ford F-Series owners should contact Performax International or one of its dealers to have the recall procedure conducted.
Article written by Joel Helmes August 16th, 2016.
* Original article can be found at http://behindthewheel.com.au/recall-performax-converted-ford-f-series-trucks-underway/372847