Ford recalls 270,000 Fusions for potential to roll away

SteveLagreca/iStock(DETROIT) — Ford Motor Company issued a recall for 270,000 Fusions on Wednesday, citing a potential for the cars to roll away, the company said.

The recall affects select Fusions made from 2013 to 2016 with 2.5-liter engines. A faulty transmission could cause the cars to incorrectly shift gears.

“A shifter cable that detaches from the transmission may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver,” the company said in a statement.

“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 shifter cable that detaches from the transmission could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash,” the company said.

Ford also said it was recalling 2,500 Ranger pickups built in 2019.

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