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Ford Transmission Recall Could Involve 1M Additional Vehicles

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Jan. 2, 2017—Federal safety officials are investigating whether a Ford Motor recall of automotive transmissions should be widened to fix more than a million additional vehicles, USA Today reports.

These recalls are in addition to recent Ford recalls involving hundreds of thousands of vehicles, which includes fixes for Takata air bags and various other issues.

Ford recalled 153,000 vehicles in 2016 because their automatic transmissions could unexpectedly shift into first gear, causing drivers to lose control.

The recall involved certain F-150 pickups, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs, and Ford Mustang sports cars from the 2011 and 2012 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s now investigating whether Ford should have included up to 1.4 million F-150s, Navigators and Expeditions from the 2011 and 2012 model years as well as 2013 models.

The federal regulator says it’s continuing to receive complaints from owners, including some who say Ford’s recall repair didn’t work.

Ford said the company is cooperating with the investigation.

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