Ford Motor Co. has recalled roughly 202,000 trucks, cars and SUVs in North America affected by a transmission problem that can inadvertently shift the vehicles into first gear and increase accident risks. Ford announced the three safety recalls and two safety compliance recalls in a press release. The largest of the recalls pertains to roughly 202,000 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks, and 2012 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Mustang SUVs and cars for a potential problem with the output speed sensor in the vehicles’ transmission lead frame. The problem could lead to the transmission controls to temporarily shift the vehicle into first gear, resulting in a sudden speed reduction that could increase the risk of an accident, according to Ford. The company is aware of three reported accidents related to the transmission problem, but no injuries, according to the announcement.
Ford said that dealers will inspect the power train control modules, and update the modules’ software to eliminate the downshift problem, plus provide a one-time replacement of the lead frame at no charge for vehicles within 10 years or 150,000 miles from their warranty start. There are 184,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 17,900 in Canada affected. Ford also announced that roughly 81,000 2014-2015 Ford Explorer and Ford Police Interceptor SUVs are being recalled to replace rear suspension toe links. The company said that in some vehicles poor weld quality could cause the suspension links to fracture, making it harder to control the vehicles. Ford said that it is aware of one accident and one injury related to the suspension problem.
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