Ford Recalls 202,000 Vehicles
Ford is recalling 202,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars in North America because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear. Depending on the speed of the vehicle at the time of the downshift, the driver could experience an abrupt speed reduction that could could result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of an accident. The transmission recall covers the 2011 and 2012 F-150 and the 2012 Expedition, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator. Ford states there is a software problem with a speed sensor that forces the vehicles into a downshift. The problem has caused three crashes but no injuries. Dealers will inspect the sensors and they find no error codes, they’ll update software. If error codes are present they’ll replace the part that houses the speed sensor.