DETROIT, MI — Ford issued a recall on almost 1.5 million F-150 pick-up trucks on Wednesday.
The recall alert covers F-150 models from 2011 through 2013 with six-speed automatic transmissions. The company has alerted a recall due to the transmissions suddenly downshifting into first gear.
Ford has five reports of accidents, including one that caused a whiplash injury from sudden downshift.
The company will send a letter to owners impacted by the recall starting Monday, March 4.
Ford dealers said they will update the power-train control software to fix the problem.
According to Ford's website, Ford Mustangs, GTs and Ranger's built in America are also on the recall list for driver side inflators. Up to six other models are on the recall list for passenger side inflators.