Ford Is Recalling These Popular Cars In New Hampshire & Maine
If you drive a Ford Fusion or a Ford Escape you're car could be under a recall by Ford. The auto maker is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs across North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.
According to WMTW-TV, the recall covers model years 2013 through 2016 for the Fusion sedans. And some 2013 and 2014 Escape SUVs. The report claims a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. If that happens, you could shift into park but the car could still be in another gear. That could let the vehicle roll, possibly causing a crash.
While Ford says they're unaware of any crashes caused by the malfunction, they advise drivers to use the parking brake until the problem is fixed.
Ford says they'll contact customers by July 30. And they will fix the issue at no cost to the consumer.