Specifically, a handful of trucks assembled between May 26th and June 19th. According to the manufacturer, some 5,675 trucks may be prone to a power steering defect. In fact, the issue is sort of severe considering that Ford informed 260 owners to park their trucks until the glitch will be fixed by dealers. Worryingly, this is an expansion of a previous 372-vehicle recall announced by the Blue Oval earlier in June.
The automaker informs that the electronic power assisted steering gears are suspected to have a motor position magnet which has been erroneously installed "by a supplier", without mentioning the name of that certain supplier. It sounds pretty similar to how General Motors put the blame on a Chinese supplier for a 3.4 million batch of sub-standard ignition switches.
Aside from the 260 trucks delivered, the rest of the 2014 Ford F-150 pickups affected are said to be either in dealership inventory or on their way to the dealers. At the present moment, Ford isn't aware of any injured or crashes connected to the previously mentioned power steering glitch.