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NHTSA May Order Recall of Another 1.4M Ford Pickups, SUVs

Transmissions could slip into gear, cause loss of control.

by on Jan.02, 2018

Ford may see a recall of more than 1.4 million F-150s, as well as large Ford and Lincoln SUVs, plus the Ford Mustang.

Federal investigators are taking a close look at the automatic transmissions used in older Ford F-150s and two SUV models and could order the recall of more than 1.4 million of the vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is following up on an earlier recall involving about 153,000 Ford products because their transmissions could inadvertently downshift into first gear, causing a driver to lose control.

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Transmission problems have become an increasingly serious issue in the auto industry, especially with the advent of electronic gearboxes that don’t necessarily follow the same shift patterns as classic, mechanical shifters. (more…)