It’s never a good day when you learn that over 1.5 million cars may be posing risks to drivers and their passengers.
According to Ford, several of its vehicle models are dangerous due to issues that range from transmission flaws to digital dashboard problems. The company launched three recalls in order to address these issues.
The first, and perhaps most concerning recall, involves 1.5 million F-150 pickup trucks. These vehicles come with six-speed automatic transmission shifts that could suddenly downshift in the gears while in use. This could cause the driver to lose control over the vehicles.
Impacted models include the trucks made between 2011 and 2013. The company tied the issue to at least five accidents.
The second recall impacts the 2017 through 2019 Lincoln Continentals. According to Ford, these vehicles come door latches that may fail to engage. If this is the case, the doors may open while the vehicle is in use. To avoid injuries or other issues, the company launched the recall promptly.
The issue impacts at least 27,000 of the Lincoln Continentals.
The third and final Ford recall impacts the 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The company reports that the 4,200 impacted vehicles come with instrumental panel cluster assemblies that may go blank when the car starts.
While this issue may not be as dangerous as the others, owners should not ignore this third recall.
Ford’s Recall Blues Are Far From Over
These aren’t the first recalls Ford issues in recent months. According to several reports, the company recalled 953,000 vehicles last month, with 782,000 being in the United States.
The vehicles in this recall come with Takata inflators that may explode in a crash. Because of an issue with the chemicals may cause them to deteriorate over time, the air bags may deploy with too much force, pushing metal shrapnel into the cabin.
The same air bags were responsible for over two dozens of deaths globally and hundreds of injuries.