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550K 2014 Ford F-150 Pickups Recalled Over PCM Safety Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2014 Ford F-150 pickups due to an issue with the powertrain control module software.

The defect: in affected vehicles, a loss of signal between the transmission output shaft speed sensor and the powertrain control module can cause the transmission to unexpectedly downshift into first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.

The hazards: unexpectedly downshifting into first gear may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

2014 Ford F-150 - Exterior 002 - Front Three Quarters

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Components: powertrain control module software

Affected vehicles: select 2014 Ford F-150 models produced between June 17th, 2013, and December 23rd, 2014.

Number of vehicles affected: 552,188

The fix: dealers will update the powertrain control module software, free of charge.

2014 Ford F-150 - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin July 1st, 2024. The Ford reference number for this recall is 24S37.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 24S37
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. Jim

    What about the 2013 models? They are also known to have the same issue?

  2. Cigna

    No Ford vehicle is immune from a recall, even their bread-and-butter vehicles. This makes buying a Ford/Lincoln new or used is a very risky proposition.

  3. Daniel

    Recent news seemed to indicate quality control is getting better. #3 in recalls this year. Sometimes the favorite horse lags but when they round the clubhouse turn I’m sure Farley will have record time in the stretch and win the race again


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