Ford is recalling about 12,300 2015 F-150 pickups in North America to check for a problem that could affect steering.
The issue is with the upper I-shaft that might have been riveted improperly, potentially causing it to separate, which could make it hard to steer and increase the risk of a crash.
The automaker is not aware of any accidents or injuries because of the problem.
Affected vehicles were built at Dearborn, Mich., and Kansas City, Mo., plants. The recall is for 8,963 trucks in the United States, 3,348 in Canada and 17 in Mexico. Only 5,600 have been shipped to customers; the rest have not been sold.
Dealers will inspect the upper I-shaft assembly and replace it, if necessary, at no cost to the customer.