Ford remembers nearly 1.5 million pickup trucks Wednesday that may be downshift without warning and cause their driver to crash, the automaker announced.
The recall includes the 2011-13 Ford F-150 vehicle with a 6-speed automatic transmission that can experience the problem when transmitting a signal from the transmission speed sensor, the company said.
Ford said it knows the five accidents caused by the glitch with a "whiplash" report.
Toyota recalled nearly 70,000 vehicles for airbags that could explode and throw shrapls to drivers
Anyone with an affected pickup truck will be notified in writing and can carry it to their dealership to update the module's powertrain control module software, Ford said. Chris Sheldon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow him on Twitter @ chrisrsheldon Search NJ.com on Facebook .
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