Ford withdraws from North America, 1.5 million F-150 pickups due to a dangerous defect in the transmission

One of the giants of the American automotive industry reported problems with the popular pickup F-150.

Ford is forced to withdraw 1.48 million vehicles because of a defect in the transmission in which the machine may at any time switch to first gear. Already know about 5 accidents occurred due to this malfunction.

The revocation will apply to cars that were produced in the period from 2010 to 2013. Defective pickups that were exported to the North America market. In total, the US has sold 1.26 million cars, while Canada had 221 thousand units of transport.

The revocation will apply to cars that were produced in the period from 2010 to 2013. Photo: flickr/CC/chorwedel

Representatives of Ford said that the problem lies in the speed sensor installed in the gearbox. Because of his wrong operation, the machine is capable, at the most inopportune time to switch to first gear.

The company noted: all work to eliminate this problem, dealers are required to hold for free. Their service centers to update the software of the powertrain control module, then the vehicle can be used again.

In addition to one of the most popular pickups in U.S. history, Ford was also forced to withdraw 27 thousand cars , the Lincoln Continental, produced in the period from 2017 to 2019. They discovered problems with the doors that can lead to their opening during movement of the vehicle.

But that’s not all. The company also is Recalling 4.2 thousand cars Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator, which was released quite recently, in 2019. Have these cars there are problems with the display of the dashboard. In certain conditions, the image with them just disappears. Fortunately, over the last two defects, no one was hurt.

Ford forced to recall 1.5 million cars because of a dangerous fault in the transmission updated: Feb 13, 2019 author: Paul cat
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