Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Ford recalls almost 1.5 million pickup trucks that can downshift without warning

Ford recalls almost 1.5 million pickup trucks that can downshift without warning

Vehicles recalled: Certain 2011-13 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured at Ford's Dearborn, Mich., assembly plant from April 28, 2010, through October 28, 2013, and at its Kansas City, Mo., assembly plant from May 18, 2010, through November 18, 2013.

Ford said select 2011-2013 model year trucks with six-speed automatic transmission could experience an unintended downshift into first gear without warning, which could result in the loss of vehicle control.

The issue stems from an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the power-train control module, according to Ford.

Consumers reported five accidents related to the problem, Ford said in a news release.

Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to contact their dealer to have the powertrain control module software updated.

About 1.26 million of the affected cars were based in the United States and the remaining 221,000 in Canada.


A second recall issued by ford covers 27,000 2017-2019 Lincoln Continental sedans.

A third recall was issued on Wednesday on select 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator vehicles for blank instrument panel cluster assemblies. So far, Ford says it has not heard of any accidents or injuries from this defect.

"Affected 2011-13 F-150 vehicles were built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, April 28, 2010 to October 28, 2013, and Kansas City Assembly Plant, May 18, 2010 to November 18, 2013", the recall notice said. This recall's reference number is 19S03.

Select 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator vehicles are under recall for instrument panel cluster assemblies that may be blank upon vehicle startup.

Dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software.

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