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Ford Recalls 1.5M Pickups That Can Downshift Without Warning

The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions. Ford's F-Series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the United States

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    Ford Recalls 1.5 Million F-150 Trucks

     Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for nearly 1.5 million trucks due to transmission issues.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019)

    Ford is recalling nearly 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.

    The company says a glitch in sending a signal from the transmission speed sensor is the cause. Ford has five reports of accidents including one that caused a whiplash injury from a sudden downshift.

    Owners will be notified by letter starting March 4. Dealers will update the powertrain control software to fix the problem.

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