Oct 01, 2015 06:25 AM EDT

2015 Ford F-150 DEFECTIVE? Recall Issued Over Collision Risks

After launching in the market at such a strong note, the 2015 Ford F-150 is getting a major setback now that a recall was issued over safety issues that could lead to collisions and fatal accidents.

According to Torque News, Ford has issued a massive recall for its 2015 F-150 pickup trucks. The voluntary recall was reportedly issued because of a problem on the vehicles' cruise control feature.

The cruise control of the F-150 is incorrectly calibrated such that the pickup truck can engage the brake system when it passes by a "shiny" or a reflective vehicle. The car can also suddenly slow down at highway spends which could potentially lead to accidents and collisions.

The manufacturer recognized the faulty calibration on Wednesday when its said that the 2015 Ford F-150 could engage the brakes at times that they are not supposed to, as per CNN Money.

The recall is for 37,000 F-150 trucks that could activate the alarm and the red lights to flash for no valid reason because of the faulty "adaptive cruise control" feature.

PickupTrucks.com has learned that the 2015 Ford F-150 trucks that are affected by the recall are those that were manufactured at the Michigan-based Dearborn Truck Plant and the Missouri-based Kansas City Assembly Plant. For the former, the faulty trucks were manufactured between March 18, 2014 and Aug. 5, 2015. For the latter, the pickup trucks manufactured from Aug. 11, 2014 to Aug. 6, 2015 are affected by the recall.

So far, the problem was only cited by one accident, and fortunately, no injuries were documented out of it. Still, the recall is necessary so owners can have their trucks fixed by dealers using the adaptive cruise control module software. Repairs are free of charge.

Though automatic braking systems have become a capable preventive measure against accidents and collisions, they are not at all flawless.

Honda reportedly recalled 67,500 Acuras early this year over automatic braking system issues. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee's automatic braking system is also under the investigation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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