2013 Ford F-150: Recall Alert

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By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 107,800 model-year 2013 Ford F-150 pickup trucks equipped with six-speed transmissions and 5.0-liter or 6.2-liter gas engines that were involved in a previous recall

The Problem: The powertrain control module software used to service these trucks in the previous recall didn't have the updates necessary to prevent a potential unintended downshift into 1st gear or the updates necessary to ensure illumination of the malfunction indicator light in the event of an intermittent transmission output speed sensor signal. An unintended downshift increases the risk of a crash.

Trucks that did not already get serviced are not affected by this action and will receive updated software when the service is performed. Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Ford F-150

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