Ford adds 270,000 cars to recall for unintended roll-aways

Ford_Recall_17343-159532.jpg72954167

FILE- In this Nov. 19, 2015, photo, a row of new Ford Fusions are for sale on the lot at Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. 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 […]

DETROIT (AP) – Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them to 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.
 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss