Ford Issues Several Recalls Affecting More Than 1 Million Vehicles
UNITED STATES – Ford has issued three new recalls that affect more than 1 million vehicles, according to an online news report posted by wsbradio.com. One of the recalls involves transmission issues that can potentially lead to vehicle crashes. All affected vehicles are in North America.*
More than 1.4 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles are included in the three recalls. In the first recall, certain Ford and Lincoln vehicles might have transmission issues. The transmissions in some 6-speed automatic vehicles can experience a lapse in signal to the powertrain control module from the transmission output speed sensor. The signal lapse can result in a sudden shift to first gear.
The unexpected downshift might place drivers at risk for loss of control and vehicle crashes, according to Ford. Ford says it has received reports regarding five vehicle accidents related to the transmission and downshift issues. One of these crashes resulted in whiplash injuries.
Affected 6-speed automatic transmission vehicles in this recall include:
- 2011 – 2013 Ford F-150
- 2017 – 2019 Lincoln Navigator
- 2019 Ford Mustang
- 2019 Lincoln Nautilus
- 2019 Lincoln Navigator
In addition, Ford has issued a recall that applies to certain Lincoln Continental vehicles manufactured from 2017 to 2019. The doors on these vehicles might experience latching issues. And in the final recall, certain Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles manufactured in 2019 might have issues with the instrument panel assemblies. These two recalls are not associated with any accidents or injuries, Ford says.
All owners of vehicles included in these three recalls will soon be notified, after which dealership services will be available for necessary repairs.
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