Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited has released a recall notice on some Territory and Ranger vehicles, warning of an issue with its 'output shaft speed sensor'.
"There is a possibility that an intermittent Output Shaft Speed Sensor failure may result in an unintended downshift into first gear," the notice reads.
"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."
The recall affects:
- SZ Territory vehicles built from 19 September 2011 to 5 February 2013
- PX Ranger vehicles built from 5 November 2011 to 7 November 2012
Consumers should contact their local Ford dealer to arrange for an inspection and repair.
Read the full notice here.