Ford is recalling 1.5 million pickups because of a transmission issue. ABC News reports, the vehicles can suddenly downshift to low gear without warning. This can cause serious damage to drive train components, and could cause loss of control in slippery road conditions. Notification letters begin going out March 4th. The recall involves North American F-150 pickups from model years 2011-13. Ford announced a recall of 2019 Ranger pickups because of another transmission issue earlier this month.