On Wednesday, Ford issued a nationwide recall on over 280,000 vehicles because of mechanical problems, the AP reports. This recall could mean a trip to the dealer for Ford owners in the Cumming area.
The recall includes the 2011 and 2012 F-150 pickup truck as well as the 2012 Mustang, Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator. According to Ford, these vehicles are likely to have a problem with the speed sensor, which can force an automatic transmission to downshift to first gear.
The issue has caused at least three crashes across the country, though the victims were not injured in any of those accidents.
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Also included in the recall are thousands of 2014 and 2015 model Ford Explorer SUVs. They are said to have weak rear suspension due to faulty welding. The problem has caused at least one accident, which resulted in one injury.
Owners of the recalled models are asked to bring their vehicles to a local Ford dealership, where dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the faulty parts if necessary, free of charge.
According to its monthly sales reports, Ford sold over 365,000 of the recalled models in 2012 and approximately 390,000 of the recalled Ford Explorers in 2014 and 2015 combined.
USA Today is also reporting that the recall included other, more minor issues including tire, airbag, and seat deficiencies in an array of Ford vehicles manufactured between 1997 and 2016. The entire recall can be read at Ford.com.
This most recent auto recall is part of an emerging trend. According to Fortune, recalls from car manufacturers and revelations of widespread mechanical faults have been increasing in recent years.
In Forsyth County, there are over 160,000 registered cars and trucks, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue.