Major Auto Maker Recalling Hundreds of Thousands of Cars Due to Roll-Away Risk

July 20, 2018Jul 20, 2018

If you own a Ford Fusion or Ford Escape, you might consider the need to get them checked out.

Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall due to a problem with the transmission. Almost 550,000 vehicles are involved, including Ford Fusions made between 2013-2016 and Ford Escapes made between 2013-2014.

The problem lies with the vehicle’s shifter cable bushings. The bushings that attaches the shifter cables to the transmission may detach from the transmission.

That means that the car could operate in a gear different than the one the driver intends. This could mean that a vehicle in “Park” might begin to roll, with no warning message or audible chime.

The only way to prevent the vehicle from rolling of this happens is to apply the emergency brake. But relying on this added step may increase the risk or injury of a crash.

Ford Fusions built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in 2013 and 2014, as well as at Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in 2013 and 2014 are included in the recall. Ford Escapes built at Louisville Assembly Plant in 2013 are included as well.

As of Friday, July 20, Ford is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to this condition.

Ford recommends that consumers with questions should contact the company through their website

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