Ford is recalling more than 2.9 million vehicles for the concern that transmission components could be eroded and vehicles could be removed after being moved to the park.
First seen by Reuters, The recall model affects several Ford models from a wider period of the year. This list includes 2013-2019 Escape, 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2016 Fusion, 2013-2021 Transit Connect and 2015-2018 Edge models.
According to a Ford Recall report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a bushing that attaches a shifter cable to a transmission can erode or detach damaged vehicles. The root cause of the error is unknown, Ford said.
2018 Ford C-Max
According to the report, a damaged or disconnected bushing can prevent the transmission from shifting to the intended gear. This includes not being fully attractive when selected by the driver, which can cause the car to move if the parking brake is not used.
In addition to the 233 complaints filed with the NHTSA, Ford has claimed 1,630 warranties for the issue. The agency said it was aware of four injury claims and at least six incidents of property damage related to the problem.
To remedy the problem, Ford dealers will replace the under-hood shift bushing and add a protective cap on top of the shift cable bushing. Notice letter will be sent to the owners from 27th June. Owners can contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332 and refer to 22S43.
2018 Ford Edge
This is Ford’s fifth withdrawal in this issue since 2018, and the automaker previously recalled 1.4 million vehicles worldwide in a shifter-cable issue, according to Reuters. The automaker issued a recall on a similar issue in April, and continues to negotiate with the NHTSA to monitor vehicles not included in that recall সহ including vehicles with the current recall population.
The recall also follows two: Ford announced earlier this week for a Bronco and a Mustang Mach-e. Withdrawal of 53,103 Bronco four-door models resolves potentially defective rear-door child safety locks. The Mac-E Recall, which affects 48,924 vehicles, addresses concerns about excess heat. Ford also issued a stop-sale order for Mach-E.