Ford announces the start of large-scale recall for the F-150 pickupFebruary 13, 2019
It is reported that the problem found can occur in almost 1.5 million copies of the American Ford F-150 pickup. An unexpected “fall” on first gear can lead to a loss of control over the car. 5 traffic accidents are known.
When the automaker recalls almost 1.5 million cars, this is not a joke! Especially, when the car in question is the best-selling full-size pick-up, we are talking about the Ford F-150. It is reported that the problem found can cause a rather serious accident.
According to official data, those copies of the full-size F-150 pickup truck, which went off the conveyors between 2011 and 2013 model years and are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, can suddenly switch to first gear.
If you are driving slowly, it probably does not matter much, but such a switch at a higher speed can lead to a loss of traction, since the wheels simply cannot turn fast enough. This can cause the truck to spin out of control, which obviously increases the risk of an accident.
This problem may have already led to accidents. In a press release, Ford says it is aware of five cases in which an accident occurred that may be related to this problem. In one of those accidents, whiplash injuries were also reported.
The sudden gear shift is associated with a loss of signal from the speed sensor at the output of the gearbox. The sensor sends information to the vehicle’s transmission control module, and if for any reason the signal is interrupted, an unexpected downshift may occur.
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