DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear.
The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions.READ MORE: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
The company says a glitch in sending a signal from the transmission speed sensor is the cause. Ford said its aware of five reports of accidents regarding this issue, including a report of a possible whiplash injury.READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
Owners will be notified by letter starting March 4. Dealers will update the powertrain control software to fix the problem.
Ford’s F-Series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the United States.MORE NEWS: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge
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