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Ford Recalls Almost 1.5 Million Trucks That Can Downshift Unexpectedly

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Ford Recalls Almost 1.5 Million Trucks That Can Downshift Unexpectedly
The affected vehicles include 2011-2013 Ford F-150 trucks with 6-speed automatic transmission.
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Ford Motor Company is recalling almost 1.5 million trucks that can downshift into first gear without warning. 

The affected vehicles include 2011-2013 Ford F-150 trucks with 6-speed automatic transmission. Ford said depending on the vehicle's speed, the sudden drop in gears could "result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash." 

Ford said it's aware of five reports of accidents, including one that may have resulted in whiplash. Dealers can update some software in affected vehicles, as a way to fix the problem. 

NBC News reports that Ford's F-series truck is America's best-selling vehicle

This is just the latest in a string of recalls for the car manufacturer. Back in December, Ford recalled almost 900,000 F-150 and Super Duty models over possible fire concerns. And in September, the company recalled almost two million F-150s because of a seatbelt defect.