Last Updated on June 16, 2022 6:05 pm
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling over 2.9 million vehicles due to a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may degrade or detach.
The 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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Wednesday. Additionally, the vehicle may roll after the driver selects the ‘Park' position. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash or injury
The recalled makes and models are certain 2013-2019 Escape, 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2016 Fusion, 2013-2021 Transit Connect, and 2015-2018 Edge vehicles.
Dealers will replace the under hood shift bushing and add a protective cap over the shift cable bushing, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 27, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S43.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.