Recall Alert: Ford Recalls Over 550,000 F-150 Pickup Trucks Due to Transmission Issues

Discover crucial details about the latest Ford recall affecting over 550,000 F-150 trucks from 2014. Learn about the transmission issue causing sudden downshifts and your options for repair. If you've been in a crash due to this defect, find out how you can seek compensation.

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Ford F-150 Recall

If you own a Ford F-150 pickup truck from the 2014 model year, it’s crucial to be aware of a significant Ford recall affecting over 550,000 vehicles. This recall, initiated by Ford, addresses a potentially dangerous issue where the transmission can unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of the vehicle’s speed. This blog will provide you with all the necessary details about the recall, the history of Ford’s similar recalls, and the options available for getting your truck fixed. Additionally, we’ll discuss the steps you can take if you’ve already been involved in a crash due to this issue.

What is the Ford Gear Shifting recall?

The Ford gear shifting recall pertains to a problem where the transmission can suddenly downshift to first gear without warning. This issue is caused by an intermittent signal loss between the transmission speed sensor and the powertrain control module (PCM). When this communication breakdown occurs, it can cause the truck to drop back into first gear, potentially leading to a loss of control and an increased risk of a crash and severe injury.

Which Ford trucks are being recalled?

The recall specifically affects certain 2014 model year Ford F-150 pickups. These vehicles are part of Ford’s F-Series, which are the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. If you own a 2014 F-150, it is likely that your vehicle is included in this recall.

Is there a recall on Ford F-150 Transmissions?

Yes, there is a recall on the Ford F-150 transmission. This recall targets the transmission issue in the 2014 F-150 pickups, where the gear can downshift to first gear unexpectedly due to a lost signal between the transmission speed sensor and the PCM. This is not the first time Ford has faced such an issue.

Ford Recall F-150

Will there be other recalls made in the future?

While it is difficult to predict future recalls with certainty, it is possible that Ford might issue additional recalls if similar issues are identified in other models or years. Ford has had a history of recalling F-150 series vehicles. Most notable is the one from 2016 where they recalled 153,000 2011-2012 Ford F-150 vehicles and then later expanded that recall to cover 1.48 million 2013 F-150 trucks in North America. Ford issued another recall in 2019 for 107,000 2013 F-150 trucks due to an issue with the 2016 fix. Most of these recalls had similar transmission downshifting issues.

What are my options if my F-150 has been impacted?

If your 2014 Ford F-150 is impacted by this recall, you have several options:

  • Contact Your Dealer: Once Ford has the necessary repair available, which is expected in Q3 2024, you can bring your truck to a local Ford or Lincoln dealership. The repair will involve a software update to the PCM, which should be performed free of charge.
  • Mobile Service and Pickup/Delivery: Ford plans to offer mobile service and pickup and delivery options at participating dealerships, making it more convenient for you to get your vehicle fixed.
  • Seek Legal Assistance: If you have already been in a crash due to this transmission issue, it is essential to know that you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering. The experienced attorneys at Fleming, Nolen and Jez can help you navigate the legal process and seek the compensation you deserve. In addition to working on major national recalls (like past Ford recalls, Firestone and Exactech), our law firm has dealt with a variety of Car Accidents, Truck Accidents and Product Liability Cases. Contact us today to discuss your claim and understand your rights.

Your safety is what's most important

Ford’s recall of over 550,000 F-150 pickup trucks due to transmission issues underscores the importance of vehicle safety and prompt action when problems are identified. If you own a 2014 F-150, take advantage of the free repair options provided by Ford and ensure your vehicle is safe to drive.

If you’ve experienced a crash due to this issue, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance from Fleming, Nolen & Jez to pursue the compensation you deserve. Our law firm is well experienced in recalled products dating back to the 1980s. We represented  clients who suffered from the “park to reverse” defect during those times, and we can bring that expertise to this recall. You and your family’s safety and well-being are paramount, and addressing these issues promptly is crucial.

For more information regarding the recall, you can call Ford’s Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. The recall is known as 24S37 in the automaker’s internal system.

This blog is provided as a public service by the law firm of Fleming, Nolen & Jez, offering experienced legal representation to those affected by faulty vehicles and other product liability issues.

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