Ford is recalling more than 10,000 vehicles because the transmission may not shift into reverse, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall affects:
2012 Ford Expedition, 2011-12 Ford F-150, 2012-13 Ford Mustang, 2012 Lincoln Navigator
In the affected vehicles, the transmission’s range sensor may be improperly calibrated for Reverse, according to NHTSA. That means the transmission may not go into Reverse or — in the F-150, Expedition and Navigator — it may go into Reverse when the driver moves the lever into Reverse but without the “R” illuminating on the dashboard. In certain cases, the backup lamp may not illuminate in the F-150, Expedition, Navigator or Mustang.
Any or all of these things increase the risk of a crash or of a pedestrian being struck, says NHTSA.
Ford will begin notifying owners June 25, and dealers will inspect and repair the transmission range sensor.