DEARBORN, Mich. (WBAP/KLIF News) – Ford is recalling almost 1.5 million pickup trucks in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear.
The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions.
“Depending on vehicle speed, a downshift to first gear without warning could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing a risk of crash,” said the company in a statement.
Ford has five reports of accidents including one that caused a whiplash injury from a sudden downshift.
The recall also includes 2017 to 2019 Lincoln Continental cars and select 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator vehicles.
Those cars were placed under a safety recall for issues including door latches that may not engage and panels that may show up blank when the car is started.
The company said it will be notifying owners by letter starting March 4.
Dealers will update the power train control software to fix the issue.
You can read Ford’s full statement here.
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