1.48 million F-150 pickups recalled in North America due to transmissions

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Ford Motor stated on Wednesday it was recalling 1.48 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because of a potential transmission downshift issue that could boost the chances of a crash.

The automaker stated select 2011-2013 model year trucks with six-speed automatic transmission could see an unintended downshift into first gear without caution, which could lead to the loss of vehicle control. Ford is aware of five crashes, including one report of whiplash possibly associated with the issue.

The recall concerns 1.26 million trucks in the United States and 221,000 in Canada. Dealers will update the powertrain control software and the company will inform consumers next month.

In March 2016, Ford recalled 153,000 U.S. 2011-2012 Ford F-150, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles for the same transmission downshift issue. Ford spokeswoman Monique Brentley stated the root cause was different than in the recent recall.

In December 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) started an investigation into whether that recall should be expanded by almost 1.4 million 2011-2013 vehicles after 123 complaints and two crashes but lack of reported injuries.

The agency stated an unintended downshift can result in the vehicle to slow down suddenly and without caution. This can also result in the rear tires to skid or lock up, boosting the risk of a crash.

The investigation is yet to occur.

Ford also stated it is issuing two other recalls. One concerns 28,200 2017-19 Lincoln Continental vehicles in North America concerning door latches that may not engage because of the buildup of silicon contamination and could result in the door opening while driving.

Ford stated it was not aware of any reports of crashes or injuries. Dealers are going to replace the door latch assemblies in all four doors.

Ford is also recalling 4,200 2019 model Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator vehicles due to instrument panel cluster assemblies that are blank when the automobiles are started. Dealers will upgrade the software. No accidents have occurred yet.

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