What is Ford’s Latest Recall?
We expect the products we buy to work and consume to be safe for use. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes the products we use and consume pose potential hazards and dangers. When this happens, it is common for companies to issue a recall for the products. Recently, the automaker, Ford, has issued a recall for almost 1.5 million of its vehicles.
The recall comes after the discovery that the transmissions of the cars can shift without warning. The company states that there is a glitch in sending a signal from the transmission speed signal which can cause this problem. The downshifting can lead to accidents, as the vehicles may reduce speed unexpectedly.
Over 1.5 Ford vehicles are included in the recall. The vehicles included in the recall are F-150 trucks with model years 2011 through 2013. All of the recalled trucks have six-speed automatic transmissions. The trucks have been sold all over North America. The company has received five reports of accidents that are believed to have been caused by problems of the downshifting. In one of the accidents, a vehicle occupant was injured after an abrupt downshift.
The company plans to send out letters to the owners of the trucks included within the recall beginning on March 4, 2019. Upon receipt of their recall letter, owners will be able to take their truck to a dealership where they will update the powertrain control software to fix the problem.