Ford Recalling Half A Million Pickups Because They Suddenly Want To Downshift

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Detroit-based automotive giant Ford Motor Company (F) announced yesterday that they would be issuing a massive recall affecting over half a million units of their popular F-150 model manufactured in 2014. The move comes after US regulatory authorities identified potential safety risks associated with sudden downshifting incidents while driving.

A probe launched by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) revealed that faulty transmission systems caused certain models to unexpectedly shift gears without warning, increasing the likelihood of accidents. According to official reports filed earlier today, approximately 552,188 vehicles have been impacted thus far.

Regulators attributed these malfunctions primarily to two key factors:

  • Disrupted signals exchanged between the transmission output shaft speed sensors and the powertrain control modules;
  • Corrosion-related damage sustained within connectors linking critical components;

As per guidelines set forth by government agencies overseeing road safety standards across America, drivers operating potentially defective automobiles face heightened accident risks resulting from unforeseen shifts toward lower gearing ratios during operation – which might lead them to lose command over steering controls altogether!

To mitigate further hazards posed by malfunctioning parts, authorized Ford dealership networks received formal notifications regarding necessary repairs commencing June 17th; meanwhile, registered car proprietors shall receive written alerts via postal services effective July 1st onwards.

Now…if you have a Ford F-150 and you’re panicking at the very thought that your truck could suddenly downshift, there’s a solution.

Rest assured! To rectify defects free of cost, simply schedule appointments at nearby certified Ford showrooms, where trained technicians will perform PowerTrain Control Module Software updates tailored specifically to resolving the aforementioned technical snags.

Recall Identification Number: 24V244

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