Ford (F) has issued a recall for nearly a quarter of a million of its Super Duty pickup trucks because they could suffer from a loss of power due to a fractured driveshaft.

The recall affects certain 2017 to 2022 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks that are equipped with gasoline engines and aluminum driveshafts.

According to the automaker, the trucks may have a damaged driveshaft that could fracture, causing a loss of drive power or vehicle control if the driveshaft contacts the ground. In addition, it could result in unintended movement when the truck is parked if the parking brake is not engaged. This could increase the likelihood of a crash, the recall notice said.

The fracture problem stems from underbody heat and noise insulators, which may loosen and make contact with the aluminum driveshaft.

To repair the issue, Ford dealers will inspect and repair the truck driveshafts as necessary while also properly attaching underbody insulators at no charge to vehicle owners.

Recall notices are expected to be mailed to affected Super Duty owners on April 4.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.

As of Thursday at 11:42 a.m. ET, shares of Ford were trading at $16.55, down 41 cents, or 2.39%.

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The picture shows the logo of US auto-maker Ford on a car in Blanquefort, southwestern France on Feb. 18, 2019. Getty Images/GEORGES GOBET
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