In total, 10,520 vehicles sold in Australia are affected with the recall being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Those affected Ford vehicles include:
- Ford Territory SZ vehicles built from the 19th of September 2011 to the 5th of February 2013.
- Ford Ranger PX vehicles built from the 5th of November 2011 to the 7th of November 2012.
The ACCC recall notice advises that there is a possibility that an intermittent Output Shaft Speed Sensor failure may result in an unintended downshift into first gear.
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.
Until the Safety Recall Service is completed it is recommended that the vehicle be driven with caution and at moderate speed.
Affected owners will be contacted by direct mail with instructions regarding inspections and repairs at Ford dealerships.
Further info is also available from authorised Ford dealers or Ford’s Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672.