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Ford recalls 1.5M pickups that can downshift without warning

AP  |  Detroit 

is recalling nearly 1.5 million in 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 speed sensor is the cause. 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 to fix the problem.

Ford's F-Series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 21:05 IST