Ford Recalls 2.9M Vehicles That Can Roll Away In Park – Is Your Car Affected?

FORD is recalling 2.9 million vehicles, some of which may not shift into the correct gear and may be moving in an unintended direction.

Models associated with the recall include 2013-2019 Escapes, 2013-2018 C-Max’s, 2013-2016 Fusions, and 2013-2021 Transit Connects.

Ford Escape exhibited


Ford Escape exhibitedPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

The affected transmission on recalled Ford models may not stay in park even when shifted into park.

A damaged or missing grommet can prevent these Fords from shifting into the driver’s intended gear, a dynamic that can easily result in injury, death, or property damage.

This type of incident in a Jeep Cherokee caused the death of actor Anton Yelchin in 2016.

Yelchin’s Jeep rolled down his driveway, pinning him against a brick wall on his property, CNN reports.

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Ford says the company is aware of six property damage reports and four injury reports that may be related to this recall, Reuters reports.

This is Ford’s fifth recall related to the transmission issue since 2018.

Ford has recalled 2.9 million models in America despite low damage rates and forecast failures – and another 393,000 Ford are being recalled in Canada.

Ford declined to give the worldwide figure for its recent recall.

This isn’t the only recall Ford is currently dealing with.

Ford mentioned in June that they would recall 49,000 Mustang Mach-E models over a battery component that could cause the electric vehicle (EV) to overheat.

The Mustang Mach-E recall affects certain 2021 and 2022 models.

Ford informed the public and NHTSA that they would fix their Mustang Mach-E battery issue with a remote software update.

Tesla is one automaker that hasn’t been as accommodating in its dealings with the NHTSA.

Ford C-Max at the Paris Motor Show


Ford C-Max at the Paris Motor ShowPhoto credit: AFP-Getty

The NHTSA has requested that Tesla address reports of phantom braking in some of its models – and Tesla has yet to respond.

Tesla phantom braking describes an event where a Tesla brakes unpredictably while the model is in autopilot mode.

Tesla’s phantom brake reports apply to the 2021-2022 Tesla Model Y and Model 3, in addition to some older Model Y and Model 3.

NHTSA has asked Tesla to respond to its reports of phantom braking by June 20. Ford Recalls 2.9M Vehicles That Can Roll Away In Park – Is Your Car Affected?

Chris Barrese

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