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2012 FORD F-150 Recall - Campaign #16V248000

 
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2012 FORD F-150 RECALL - #16V248000

RECALL FOR POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks, 2012 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Mustang vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2012 FORD F-150
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Manufactured between 2/11/2011 - 1/31/2013
Recalled on 4/27/2016
Influenced by Ford Motor Company
Owners Notified on 9/16/2016
# Affected 153,581
Recalled for POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
 
Description Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks, 2012 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Mustang vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.
Consequences An unexpected downshift into first gear can cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly without warning and the rear tires may slide or lock, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective action Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software, free of charge. The recall began on September 19, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S19.
Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
See also 2012 FORD F-150 Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

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