Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was recalling about 1.48 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America due to a potential transmission downshift issue that could increase the risk of a crash.
The recall - 1.26 million vehicles in the USA and 221,000 in Canada - covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions.
Ford said it is aware of five reports of accidents, including one that resulted in a person experiencing whiplash. The company said affected vehicles could temporarily shift into first gear while driving, potentially causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles or crash.More news: Justin Bieber reportedly seeking treatment for depression and anxiety
This action affects approximately 1.48 million vehicles in North America, including approximately 1.26 million in the United States and federalized territories and approximately 221,000 in Canada.
Trucks in this recall were built in Dearborn from April 28, 2010 through October 28, 2013 or Kansas City from May 18, 2010 through November 18, 2013.
Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to contact their dealer to have the powertrain control module software updated. Ford is not aware of any of any accidents connected to this recall either.More news: Arsene Wenger pinpoints one United weakness that caused PSG defeat
About 27,000 Lincoln Continental vehicles may have a problem with silicon contamination in the door latch, which can prevent it from fully engaging. Ford is not aware of any accidents connected to this recall.
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.More news: Shannon Gabriel charged by ICC after Joe Root exchange