Pitfalls of rollaway crashes are at the center of Ford’s rearmost recall affecting further than 2.9 a million buses, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The automaker is recalling certain 2013- 2019 Escape, 2013- 2016 Fusion, 2013- 2018 C- Max, 2013- 2021 Conveyance Connect, and 2015- 2018 Ford Edge vehicles over a transmission issue that may beget the bushing to detach and beget the auto to “ move in an unanticipated direction, ” safety officers said. “ A damaged or missing bushing may help the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear, ” the recall notice reads.
“ Also, the vehicle may roll after the motorist selects the ‘ Park ’ position, ” adding the threat of a crash.
Ford said it’s apprehensive of at least six reports of property damage and four injuries conceivably related to the issue, according to documents posted on June 10.
It’s not exactly clear what’s causing it, but safety officers said heat and moisture could lead to the deterioration of the shift string bushing. This rearmost recall comes nearly a month after the automaker recalled certain SUVs due to there at of underhood fires, indeed when the vehicles were turned off, McClatchy News reported. Ford also lately ordered a stop-trade on electric Mustang Mach- E vehicles over a battery issue, according to CNBC.