Ford has issued a recall that affects 550 thousand vehicles after gearshift problem was discovered in cars and SUVs that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.
The recall covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion sedans and some 2013 and 2014 Escape models.
Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. If this happens, the driver could shift into park but the vehicle could be in another gear. That could let the vehicle roll, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
As of now, the company says it hasn't heard of any crashes or injuries. Owners will be notified by July 30. Parts should be available late this quarter. In the meantime, Ford advises those with the impacted vehicles to use their parking break.
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