Previously recalled Ford F-150s being recalled again for transmission issue

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Ford F-150 pickups that had been recalled once before for a transmission issue are being recalled again.

Ford announced that roughly 108,000 2013 F-150s equipped with 5.0- or 6.2-liter gasoline engines are being recalled over concerns that the transmission may suddenly downshift into first gear and result in loss of vehicle control increasing the risk of a collision.

Affected trucks had previously been recalled for powertrain control module (PCM) software reprogramming 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.

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.

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.