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

Postado Fevereiro 14, 2019

They include 1.5 million of its popular F-150 pickup trucks with a transmission flaw that could cause the vehicles to downshift to first gear with no warning.

This recall is related to an earlier recall from 2016 that included 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks, 2012 Ford Mustang coupes and convertibles, and 2012 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs.

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

Ford's F-Series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the US.

According to Ford, certain vehicles may have an "intermittently functioning door latch motor due to the buildup of silicon contamination", resulting in the latch not being able to fully engage.

Ford said it was not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

Ford also announced recalls of 28,200 Lincoln Continental vehicles in the 2017-2019 model years due to a door latch problem; and about 4,350 vehicles from its 2019 class of Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator over blank instrument panels upon vehicle startup.

Ford is issuing a flurry of recalls over safety issues.

The recall affects approximately 27,000 vehicles in the USA and 1,200 in Canada.

"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 action affects approximately 4,200 vehicles in the USA and 150 in Canada. The recall reference number is 19C03. Dealers will update the software.