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Recall 19V433000

Transmission Downshifts Into First Gear Regardless Of Driven Speed

Recall Details

The automatic transmission may downshift unexpectedly into first gear while driving due to some necessary updates being missing while reprogramming the powertrain control module (PCM) during a previous recall action. Dealers will reprogram the PCM free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The software for the powertrain control module (PCM) that was programmed during a previous recall service action may not have the necessary updates that prevent the transmission from unexpectedly downshifting into first gear regardless of vehicle speed. This can result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2019. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 19S19.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, June 10, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 10, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
107,857
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V433000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013 F-150 vehicles equipped with 5.0L or 6.2L gasoline engines, that previously had the powertrain control module (PCM) software reprogrammed under recall 19V-075. The software used to reprogram the PCM did not have the necessary updates to prevent the transmission from unexpectedly downshifting into first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.
Consequence
Unexpectedly downshifting into first gear may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 24, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S19.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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