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Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 pickups in North America over transmissions

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(Reuters) - said on Wednesday it was recalling about 1.48 million F-150 in due to a potential transmission downshift issue that could increase the risk of a crash.

Ford said select 2011-2013 model year with six-speed could experience an unintended downshift into first gear without warning, which could result in the loss of vehicle control. Ford is aware of five accidents, including one report of whiplash potentially related to the issue.

The recall covers 1.26 million in the and 221,000 in Dealers will update the

Ford also said it is issuing two other recalls. One covers 28,200 2017-19 in for door latches that may not engage due to the buildup of silicon contamination and could result in the door opening while driving.

Ford said it was not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries. Dealers will replace the door latch assemblies in all four doors.

Ford is also recalling 4,200 2019 model Ford Mustang, and for instrument panel cluster assemblies that are blank when the are started. Dealers will update the software. No crashes are reported linked to the recall.

(Reporting by and Ben Klayman; Editing by and Jeffrey Benkoe)

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 20:23 IST