Ford Motor Co F.N recalls over 3.3 million North American vehicles that may have rolled away due to a missing or damaged part. The car might not shift into the correct gear.
Ford filed a file with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Wednesday to inform that the recall includes various 2013-2019 Escapes, 2013-2018 Fusion, 2013-2016 Fusion and 2013-2021 Transit Connect vehicles. The agency issued a notice Wednesday.
This recall covers just over 2.9 million vehicles in the United States and 394,000 in Canada.
An ill-fitting or damaged shift cable bushing could prevent the vehicle from shifting into its intended gear. The vehicle may also roll if the driver chooses to park.
Ford stated that it had received six reports claiming property damage and four pieces of injuries possibly related to the recalled vehicles.
Ford has recalled the vehicle five times over this issue since 2018; the company told the agency. In an earlier recall of shift cables, Ford had previously recalled approximately 1.4 million vehicles worldwide.
Ford declined to disclose the number of vehicles affected by the recall.
Ford held talks with NHTSA after an April recall related to the same issue.
Ford recommended that the specific shift cable bushing be recalled, despite the low claim rates and predicted failures.
Ford stated that it had identified 1,630 warranties reports and 233 other words from April 2015 to March 2022.
Dealers will replace the under-hood bushing for the shift and add a protective cap. They will use a different material to make the new parts.
The No. The No. 2 U.S. automaker stated Tuesday that it recalled approximately 49,000 Mustang Mach E electric vehicles due to a possible overheating issue. This could cause a loss in propulsion power. To address the problem, the automaker will update the vehicle software. Ford stated that it had received 286 North American warranty claims related to the recall since July.
Ford also recalls 53,103 four-door 2021-2022 Bronco cars on Wednesday. Who could open the passenger-side rear doors from the inside of the vehicle if the child-safety locks are in the “ON” position?
Dealers will inspect and replace the child safety latch and lock on the vehicle’s passenger side. Ford stated that it is unaware of any injuries or crashes related to the Bronco and Mach-E recalls.
Ford is the most popular automaker in America this year, with 38 recalls covering 6.6 million vehicles.