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

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.

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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.

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