Ford has issued a wide-ranging recall on some of its top models due to transmission and light calibrations that don’t quite meet up with federal standards and may not function properly.
The affected models are the F-150 pickup truck, Mustang sports car and the Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator SUV duo.
For the Ford F-150, its vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years, while for the Expedition and Navigator only the 2012 models are affected. For the Mustang, it’s examples from the 2012 and 2013 model years that are included in the recall.
In total there are some 10,500 vehicles affected in the U.S. alone.
According to Ford, owners may not be able to access the reverse function in their vehicles, or if the transmission does go into reverse the “R” indicator in the dash may not light up. Similarly, the reversing lights on some of the affected models may not light up as well. These conditions increase the risk of a crash or a pedestrian bring struck due to the vehicles not signaling they’re in reverse.
Owners of the affected vehicles should contact their nearest Ford dealer who will inspect and remedy the issue free of charge. For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 12V190000) or Ford at 1-866-436-7332.