July 23, 2018
Ford is recalling approximately 550,000 Ford Fusion and Ford Escape models, due to a risk the vehicle can roll away when placed in Park. According to Ford, selected 2013-2016 model year Escape and Fusion vehicles may need to have the shifter cable bushings replaced.
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
On affected vehicles, the bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may detach from the transmission. A degraded shifter cable bushing that detaches from the transmission may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different than the gear shift position selected by the driver. The condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to “Park” and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in “Park,” with no warning message or audible chime. If the parking brake is not applied, a degraded shifter cable bushing that detaches from the transmission could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition. To determine if your Ford is part of the recall, go to https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls or click the link at the bottom of this page.