Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 1.5 million Ford and Lincoln
vehicles in the United States and Canada due to three separate issues
which cause significant safety concerns.
The recall involves select 2011-13 Ford F-150 pickups with six-speed automatic
transmissions, 2017-19 Lincoln Continental vehicles, and select 2019 Ford
Mustang, Lincoln Navigator, and Lincoln Nautilus vehicles.
The following is a breakdown of the safety issues involving these vehicles:
Several 2011 to 2013 Ford F-150 Vehicles (Reference #19S07)
When the powertrain control module fails to read the signal from the transmission
output speed sensor, the brief loss of signal causes a sudden downshift
into first gear could, which can result in losing control of the vehicle
and ultimately a crash. There have been at least five reported accidents
due to this issue—one of them involving whiplash.
This recall affected 1.48 million vehicles in total. Approximately 1.26
million in the U.S. and 221,000 in Canada.
These pickup trucks with 6-speed automatic transmissions were built at
the Dearborn Assembly Plant. Dealers will update the powertrain control
module software free of charge.
Several 2017 to 2019 Lincoln Continentals (Reference #19S03)
A buildup of silicon contamination in the door latch motor causes the latch
to not completely lock, potentially resulting in the door opening while
the vehicle is in motion—thus increasing the risk of injury. There
have yet to be any reported accidents caused by this issue.
This recall affects approximately 27,000 vehicles in the U.S., along with
1,200 in Canada.
These vehicles were built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Dealers are required
to replace the door latches in all four doors of the vehicle, free of charge.
Several 2019 Ford Mustang/Lincoln Navigator/Lincoln Nautilus (Reference #19C03)
When these vehicles start up, the screen is blank because of the faulty
assembly of instrument panels. Accidents involving this malfunction have
yet to be reported.
This recall affects 4,200 vehicles. Affected 2019 Ford Mustangs were built
at Flat Rock. Affected 2019 Lincoln Navigators were built at Kentucky
Truck Plant. Affected 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUVs were built at Oakville
Dealers will update the software without cost.
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