The 2011 and 2012 Ford F-150 is part of a larger recall that affects more than 10,000 Ford cars and trucks. The vehicles are being recalled because of an improperly calibrated transmission range sensor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the affected F-150s, the transmission may not go into Reverse, or the vehicle may go into Reverse but the “R” may not illuminate on the dashboard when the driver pushes the shift lever into Reverse. In certain cases, the backup lamp may not illuminate. This condition increases the risk of a crash or a pedestrian being struck.
The recall also affects the 2012 Ford Expedition, 2012 Lincoln Navigator and 2012-13 Ford Mustang.
Ford will begin notifying owners June 25, and dealers will inspect and repair the transmission range sensor for free. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit Ford's recall page here for more info.