Ford recalls 550,000 vehicles that might roll away without warning

Check the list to see if your Ford is affected.
Author:
Publish date:

Ah yes, the headline every Ford owner wants to see. But really, it's a potentially serious issue that has Ford recalling 550,000 vehicles that could develop transmission problems that allow the vehicle to roll away on its own. 

Affected vehicles include 2013-16 model year Ford Fusions and 2013-14 Ford Escapes. 

It's recommended that if you have one of the models (listed below) that you bring it into your Ford dealer to have them replace shifter cable bushings, which keep the transmission from detaching and shift to a different gear. 

Here's what Ford says could happen: 

"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."

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2014 Ford Fusions built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant between June 18, 2013 and Sept. 15, 2013
  • 2014-16 Ford Fusions built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant between June 2, 2014 and Aug. 31, 2015
  • 2013-14 Ford Fusions built at Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant between May 15, 2013 and Sept. 15, 2013
  • 2014-16 Ford Fusions built at Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant between June 2, 2014 and Aug. 31, 2015
  • 2013-14 Ford Escapes built at Louisville Assembly Plant between May 15, 2013 and Sept. 15, 2013

Ford dealers will replace the shifter cable bushing for free. In the meantime, if you have an affected vehicle it's recommended that drivers use the parking brake when parking the car. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

snow, plow

Snowy Saturday: Here's how much snow is forecast in Minnesota

Snow will reach the metro area by the early afternoon.

Cam Talbot

Wild improve to 4-1 with victory over Dubnyk, Sharks

The 4-1 win gives the Wild four victories in five games to start the season.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice, Allina Health CEO found dead in Iowa

The 21-year-old was found dead in the parking lot of a sorority, according to police.

Related

Ford recalls 350,000 trucks for possible false gear shifts

You can take the truck into a Ford dealer to get it fixed for free.

Ford is recalling 52,608 trucks because they could roll away while in park

The recalled trucks weigh up to 6,600 pounds – so you don't want them rolling away.

bad veggies

Some veggies from Trader Joe's under recall due to listeria risk

Check your fridge for these fresh, packaged vegetables.

Ford recalls 1.3 million cars, the steering wheel can fall off

Not exactly something you want happening at 70 mph.

Nationwide recall on 16 different Ritz Crackers snacks

It includes Ritz bits and Ritz Cheese Cracker sandwiches.

Polaris gets $27M fine over off-road vehicle recalls

Oh – and it's just recalled another 1,000 vehicles.