Ford Recalls 202,000 Pickups, SUV’s, Cars To Fix Transmissions
Ford is recalling nearly 202,000 pickup trucks, SUV's, and cars in North America because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear.
According to WCVB 5, "the recall covers the 2011 and 2012 F-150 and the 2012 Expedition, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator. Ford says a speed sensor can force vehicles into a downshift."
The problem so far has caused three crashes but no injuries.
Dealers will inspect the sensors. If they find no trouble codes, they will update software. If trouble codes are present, the parts will be replaced.
Ford is also recalling over 81,000 Explorer SUV's to fix a rear suspension problem that can cause loss of steering control. That recall covers 2014 and 2015 SUV's. The suspension links could fracture due to poor welds.
The links can be replaced at your local dealership,
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez