Wednesday, April 10

2.9 million vehicles recalled for rollaway risk

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2.9 million vehicles that may shift into unintended gears or roll away while parked, the third major recall for the automaker this month.

The latest recall affects certain 2013-2019 Escape, 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2016 Fusion, 2013-2021 Transit Connect and 2015-2018 Edge vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Each vehicle model affected is listed separately on the NHTSA recall sitetotaling 2,925,968 vehicles.

“A damaged or missing bushing may prevent the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear, and cause the vehicle to move in an unexpected direction,” the government website says. “Additionally, the vehicle may roll after the driver selects the ‘Park’ position.”

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The agency acknowledged the automaker’s June 10 report to safety regulators in a letter dated Tuesday.

Ford said in its filing that the company is aware of six reports alleging property damage and four reports alleging injury related to this concern.

“The transmission may not be in the park position, even though the shifter position indicates that the vehicle was shifted to park,” Ford wrote in its recall letter to federal regulators. “The driver does not receive a warning message or audible chime.”

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