Ford Recalls 1.5 Million Vehicles, At Least 5 Accidents Reported Over Dangerous Reason

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February 13, 2019Feb 13, 2019

The news was just reported that Ford has issued at least three new recalls. According to initial reports, the recalls will affect at least 1.5 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles. 

CNBC reported that certain F-150 pickups have been accidentally downshifting to first gear. At least five accidents have been reported due to this issue, according to the company. 

Ford stated, "Depending on vehicle speed, a downshift to first gear without warning could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash."

The safety recall affects various 2011 to 2013 Ford F-150 vehicles with six-speed automatic transmissions, 2017 to 2019 Lincoln Continental vehicles, and various 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln Navigator cars.

While the F-150 trucks were recalled over the shifting issue, the other types of vehicles had different problems.

According to reports, around 27,000 Lincoln Continental cars were recalled over faulty door latches. The doors could potentially open while driving, due to to the fact that the silicon contamination may prevent the door latch from fully engaging.

The 4,200 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincon Navigator vehicles were recalled over a potential defect that "causes the instrument cluster to be blank while the video starts up."

At this point, Ford is not aware of any accidents related to the faulty door latches or to the instrument cluster. However, at least five accidents have been reported over the F-150 trucks. 

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