Ford is recalling 2.9 million U.S. vehicles over concerns they could roll away after drivers move the gear shift into the park position.AutoSubrogation
The recall, which also includes roughly 394,000 Canadian vehicles, includes some of Ford’s 2013-2018 C-Max, 2015-2018 Edge, 2013-2019 Escape, 2013-2016 Fusion and 2013-2021 Transit Connect models.
In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) posted on Wednesday, Ford said bushing that attaches the shift cable to the transmission could degrade in the vehicles.
Even if drivers move the gear shift to the park position, this issue could prevent the shifter from actually moving the transmission, allowing the cars to still roll away.
Although the driver does not receive a warning message or chime when the transmission does not shift correctly, Ford said its instrument panels will show the accurate position when the cars are turned on.