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April 1, 2024

Ford probed over truck downshift

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that more than 540,000 Ford pickup trucks can abruptly downshift to a lower gear and increase the risk of a crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website Friday that it opened the investigation last week after receiving 86 consumer complaints about the problem with the trucks' automatic transmissions.

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