Ford Motor Company has recalled nearly 1.5 million of its F-150 pickup trucks from the 2011-2013 model years. The recall covers models with six-speed automatic transmissions, Ford said in a Wednesday news release.
The vehicles were built at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo from May 18, 2010 to Nov. 18, 2013, and at the Dearborn Assembly Plant in Michigan from April 28, 2010 to Oct. 28, 2013.
A glitch in the process of sending a signal from the transmission speed sensor has caused Ford to issue the recall. The motor company has received five reports of accidents.
Ford will alert owners via letter starting March 4. The F-Series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the nation.
Ford still produces the F-150 at its Kansas City plant, which employs about 7,300 workers, according to Ford’s corporate website.