If you’ve bought a Ford vehicle in the past few years, you may need to head to your nearest dealership. The company has just issued a massive recall that affects 201,900 different trucks, SUVs and sedans in North America. The issue that sparked the recall involves the transmission which may suddenly shift to first-gear due to a software malfunction.
So far, one crash that resulted in injuries has a occurred due to the flaw. The vehicles affected by this new recall are 2011 and 2012 F-150 and 2012 Expeditions, Mustangs and Lincoln Navigators.
Specific vehicles recalled include:
2011-2012 Ford F-150
2012 Ford Expedition
Ford Mustangs built in Michigan from Aug. 19, 2011 through Feb. 21, 2012
2012 Lincoln Navigators built in Kentucky from Aug. 19, 2011 through Dec. 17, 2011
In addition, Ford announced a second recall of 81,000 Explorers due to rear suspension issues. These vehicles include 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorer, and Ford Police Interceptor SUVs sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
According to USA Today, Ford also issued three less serious recalls that still effects thousands of vehicle owners. These include 2016 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks, which may have damaged tires incurred damage from a conveyor during manufacturing. 2007 through 2012 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Mercury Sable vehicles have issues with driver-side air bag modules, while 2016 Ford Fusions will need to have their driver-side seat mountain bracket welding replace.
If you own any of these Ford vehicles, be sure to take it into your nearest dealer. They will fix all issues related to the recall at no cost. You can find more about the specifics of the recall notices at the Ford customer service website.