Ford is recalling more than 10,000 Ford Ranger and Territory models built between 2011 and 2013 due to potential gearbox issues.

FORD IS recalling SZ Ford Territory diesel vehicles built between 19 September 2011 and 5 February 2013 and PX Ford Rangers built between 5 November 2011 and 7 November 2012. There are 10,520 vehicles included in the recall.

The issue, according to Ford, relates to an issue with the automatic transmission which could see the thing shift unintentionally into first gear. “There is a possibility that an intermittent Output Shaft Speed Sensor failure may result in an unintended downshift into first gear,” Ford said in its recall notification.

“If the failure occurs while the vehicle is in use, it could cause an abrupt wheel speed reduction. This may cause the rear tyres to slide or lock up until the vehicle speed slows, which could result in a loss of vehicle control.”

Ford is recommending owners of affected cars drive their vehicles “with caution and at moderate speed”. Ford said it will contact owners and is urging them to make an appointment with their local Ford dealer to have the recall work carried out.


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