Recent Ford Recall
The Ford Motor Company recently announced that it is recalling nearly 2.9 million vehicles in the United States over concerns that the vehicles could “unintentionally rollaway” after the vehicle has been shifted into park. The cause of the problem is a damaged or missing bushing which is a part that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission. If your vehicle is missing or has a damaged bushing, the vehicle may not shift into the intended gear and you would not receive any alert or indication that the vehicle is not in the intended gear. According to a report submitted by Ford to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), Ford is aware of four reports of injuries and 6 reports of property damage due to the issue.
The recall applies to certain 2013 to 2021 Transit Connects, 2015 to 2018 Edge, 2013 to 2019 Escapes, 2013 to 2018 C-Maxes, and 2013 to 2016 Fusions. The issue and recall pertains to only select vehicles within the designated date ranges. Ford intends to begin notifying vehicle owners in late June and throughout July of 2022. The affected vehicles were not produced in VIN order so an owner cannot simply run a VIN search of their vehicle to determine whether the recall applies to their vehicle or not. Instead, Ford is recommending potentially impacted vehicle owners to either call Ford’s toll-free number (1-866-436-7332) or contact their local dealer for more information.
A copy of the Recall Report submitted by Ford to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can be reviewed here.