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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2013 Lincoln Navigator

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2013 Lincoln Navigator, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Unexpected Transmission Downshift

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ17010

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: December 25, 2017
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Power Train:Automatic Transmission
    Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Control Module (Tcm, Pcm)

    Summary: In March of 2016 Ford Motor Company launched safety recall 16V-248 to address unexpected transmission downshifts to 1st gear occurring on certain model year 2011-2012 Ford F-150, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Mustang vehicles.An unexpected downshift to 1st gear can cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly and without warning.This can also cause the rear tires to skid or lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.Ford recalled vehicles built between certain production dates to address this defect.The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 123 reports concerning the automatic transmission unexpectedly downshifting into a lower gear without input since the launch of 16V-248 on model year 2011-2013 Ford F-150, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles.Many reports claim the vehicle was not covered under 16V-248 despite having the same symptoms.Additionally, some reports indicate that the remedy was not effective.ODI has received 2 reports of crashes and no injuries.ODI has opened this investigation to further analyze the scope, frequency and consequence of the alleged incidents. ODI reports cited above;10985839, 10984844, 10984829, 10984426, 10983242, 10983195, 10983171, 10980493, 10979225, 10970894, 10970779, 10970618, 10970367, 10969421, 10967885, 10967731, 10967335, 10966131, 10965919, 10959119, 10958303, 10955579, 10955297, 10954555, 10954325, 10950179, 10946888, 10945269, 10945166, 10939947, 10937069, 10935277, 10934597, 10930140, 10926970, 10926609, 10926348, 10925536, 10925009, 10924132, 10919888, 10910520, 10910111, 10909999, 10908680, 10907083, 10907076, 10905181, 10904824, 10897934, 10896601, 10895347, 10895139, 10893392, 10891736, 10889119, 10885784, 11020890, 11020725, 11020285, 11019546, 11019060, 10885074, 10885033, 10884366, 10883292, 10882963, 10876551, 10876186, 10874800, 10874667, 10871047, 10865343, 10864491, 10863708, 10861924, 10854025, 10822202, 10822171, 10817534, 11015958, 11012765, 11012591, 11006233, 11005369, 11003409, 11002952, 10992753, 10992209, 10992082, 10991757, 10991261, 10991073, 10990710, 10986288, 10986234, 11041671, 11040520, 11042154, 11043007, 11044364, 11042874, 11042517, 11045622, 11046046, 11044490, 11047456, 11047815, 11048079, 11047664, 11052341, 11051305, 11051285, 11051173, 11051534, 11051358, 11051507, 11052165, 11051712, 11052608, 11054001, 11053459, 11053733

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