Ford adds 270,000 cars to recall for unintended rollaways

Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly.

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2019, 2:08 PM

Updated 1,834 days ago

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Ford adds 270,000 cars to recall for unintended rollaways
DETROIT (AP) - Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly.
  
The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines.
  
The company is urging drivers to always use the parking brake until repairs are made.
  
Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can degrade, causing the cable to detach. If that happens, a driver could shift into park but the car could be in another gear.
  
Ford has one report of an injury and three property damage reports. Engineers are developing a fix.
  
Last year Ford recalled 550,000 Fusions from 2013 through 2016 and Escape small SUVs from 2013 and 2014 for the same problem with a different cause.

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