Glitch can cause the vehicles to roll away if the parking brake is not applied.
Ford Motor stated Wednesday that it is recalling over 270,000 Fusion vehicles in North America to repair a transmission glitch that can lead the car to shift gears and roll away.
The recall covers 2013-16 Fusion vehicles having 2.5-liter engines that were constructed at the automaker’s Flat Rock, Michigan, and Hermosillo, Mexico, assembly plants.
The company stated the bushing that fits the shifter cable to the vehicle’s transmission may detach, which can lead to “unintended vehicle movement.” Ford stated it is aware of three reports of property damage because of the issue and one injury “potentially” associated with the issue.
About 260,000 of the cars have been recalled in the United States. Over 10,000 and 3,000 vehicles have been also recalled in Canada and Mexico, respectively.
Ford recalled about 3,000 2019 Ranger pickup trucks as well in the United States and Canada that were constructed at the company’s assembly plant located in Wayne, Michigan. The automaker mentioned another transmission issue for the Ranger recalls, stating that the transmission shift cable bracket in impacted vehicles may not have been torqued appropriately and can eventually come loose.
This can lead the vehicle to move into a different gear than the one chosen by the motorist, that can lead to the pickup truck rolling away and boosting “the risk of crash or injury.”
The company stated it is not aware of any reports of incidents regarding the defective Ranger vehicles.