Ford has recalled thousands of their best-selling trucks because they could slam on the brakes when they shouldn’t. The recall involves 37,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks from the 2015 model year.
Ford says the problem occurs when an F-150 is in “adaptive cruise control” mode, which will apply the brakes if it detects an obstacle. Ford says when the pickup passes a large, highly reflective truck, the radar can be fooled into thinking that large truck is in the F-150’s lane and then hit the brakes. The collision-warning system would also activate, flashing red lights and sounding an alarm in the F-150’s cab.
Ford said it’s aware of one accident that could be a result of this problem, but that is is not aware of any injuries. The problem can be addressed with a software update.
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