Ford Motor Co. may be having a big quality issue with its production line as the company has now issued yet another recall. This makes this the fifth consecutive time that the company has announced an issue with one of their recently released vehicles.

Runaway pickup truck

The latest recall announcement that Ford has issued is for their latest F-250 pickup truck that was released in the United States and Canada. The company revealed that over 52,600 units could suddenly roll or move even when the transmission is set to the parking position. The company announced over the weekend that users should get in touch with their dealerships in order to have the problem rectified.

Ford's four previous recalls

The first and perhaps the most dangerous recall is for about 230,000 vehicles that have been installed with a faulty cooling system. The problem has been traced to the company's 1.6-liter turbocharged in-line four cylinder engines. The recall affects the 2013 to 2015 Transit Connect, the 2013 to 2014 Fusion, the 2014 to 2015 Fiesta ST, and the 2014 Escape.

The second recall is for about 211,00 vehicles that have defective door latches. The vehicles affected are the 2014 Fiesta, the 2013 to 2014 Lincoln MKZ, and the 2013 to 2014 Fusion. The third recall is for faulty driveshafts on 548 2017 F-450 and F-550 pickup trucks. The final recall was for over a hundred 2017 Edge crossovers that had missing windshield header welds.

The impact on customers and the brand

As it stands, there are now over half a million vehicles that Ford has recalled in North America. This number includes a wide variety of vehicles, which begs the question of why the company still continues to have problems with its production quality. Of course, no company is perfect, and even companies such as Toyota have experienced recalls, but Ford seems to be leading the pack when it comes to faulty components.

Bringing back bad memories

As previously mentioned, Ford is no stranger to big recalls. In fact, the company currently holds the record for two of the largest recalls in American history. Back in the late 80s, Ford had recalled over 7.9 million mixed vehicles with faulty ignition switches that posed a fire hazard.

If that number is not high enough, back in the early 80s, Ford recalled 21 million cars and trucks that had faulty transmissions. The issue is similar to the company's most recent recall, where vehicles could move even when the transmission was in the parking position.