MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The Ford Motor Company issued a safety recall on nearly 1.5 million vehicles on Wednesday.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Wet Monday, Warm Up This Week
The vehicle manufacturer is recalling pickup trucks in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear.
The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions.
The company says a glitch in sending a signal from the transmission speed sensor is the cause.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Schools Police, Broward Sheriff's Office Investigating School Threats, Student Arrested
Ford has five reports of accidents including one that caused a whiplash injury from a sudden downshift.
Owners will be notified by letter starting March 4. Dealers will update the powertrain control software to fix the problem.
Ford’s F-Series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the United States.MORE NEWS: Vigil Held For UPS Driver Frank Ordonez, Killed Two Years Ago In Miramar During Police Shootout
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