NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 16V248000
RECALL DATE: 2016-04-27
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured August 19, 2011, to March 9, 2012, 2012 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to December 19, 2011, and 2012 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to February 21, 2012. The affected vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.
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.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices were mailed to owners on June 20, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy is available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S19.
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