Ford Recalls 550,000 Vehicles Over Rollaway Concerns

July 18, 2018 Updated: July 20, 2018

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.

The recall covers the 2013-2016 Ford Fusion sedan and 2013-2014 Ford Escape SUV. The affected vehicles were manufactured in Ford assembly plants in Hermosillo, Mexico; Flat Rock, Michigan; and Louisville, Kentucky; Ford said in a press release.

The problem stems from the bushing which is used to attach the shifter cable to the transmission. On affected vehicles, the bushing may detach from the transmission, causing the transmission to be in a gear different from the one selected by the driver.

For example, when the driver moves the shift lever to “Park” and removes the ignition key, the transmission may not really be in “Park.” This may cause unintended rollaway if the parking brake is not applied.

“Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition,” the press release said.

Based on information from Ford, 504,182 vehicles in the recall are in the United State and federalized territories, 36,887 in Canada, and 8,332 in Mexico.

Affected vehicles include:

• 2014 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant between June 18, 2013, and Sept. 15, 2013.

• 2014-16 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant between June 2, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015.

• 2013-14 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant between May 15, 2013, and Sept. 15, 2013.

• 2014-16 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant between June 2, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015.

• 2013-14 Ford Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant between May 15, 2013, and Sept. 15, 2013.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S20.

Ford user can visit Ford’s recall notice webpage to check if their vehicles are affected.

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