(AP) — 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.READ MORE: City Pausing Vaccination Program For Homebound Seniors, And Other Clinics That Rely On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Amid Federal Review Of Blood Clots
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.READ MORE: Member Of Illinois House Speaker Welch's Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Springfield
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.MORE NEWS: Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey Returns From Administrative Leave, Faces No Internal Discipline For Jacob Blake Shooting
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