Drivers Beware! 2.9 Million Recalls Issued
Ford has issued a recall for 2.9 million of its U.S. vehicles over concerns that they could roll away after drivers shift into park.
The recall includes some of Ford’s 2013-2018 C-Max, 2015-2018 Edge, 2013-2019 Escape, 2013-2016 Fusion, and 2013-2021 Transit Connect models.
“On affected vehicles, the bushing that attaches the shift cable to the transmission may degrade or detach,” Ford said. “A damaged or missing bushing could prevent the shifter from moving the transmission to the intended gear position.”
“The transmission may not be in the park position, even though the shifter position indicates that the vehicle was shifted to park. The driver does not receive a warning message or audible chime. Exiting a vehicle without the transmission in the park position and without application of the parking brake may allow the vehicle to roll, increasing the risk of injury or crash.”
Ford noted that the root cause of the defect is unknown. The company said it knew of four injuries and six property damage reports pertaining to the defect.
Ford will begin mailing affected owners on June 27.