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Ford recalls 2.9 million vehicles due to gear issue

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Ford recalls 2.9 million vehicles due to a gear issue This is Ford’s fifth recall on the malfunction since 2018.

Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 2.9 million vehicles due to a faulty part that could prevent the vehicle from shifting.

It is reported that vehicles are susceptible to faulty or missing gear cables, which prevents proper gear shifts.

This includes moving into a park position, which may not lock the wheels properly and allow the vehicle to skid.

“Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling 2013-2019 Escape, 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2016 Fusion, 2013-2021 Transit Connect, and 2015-2018 Edge vehicles,” said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. notice. (Warning PDF)”The bushing that connects the shift cable to the transmission may fail or separate.

“A damaged or missing bushing can prevent the vehicle from shifting into the desired gear and cause the vehicle to move in an unexpected direction,” the NHTSA report said. “In addition, the vehicle may roll over after the driver selects the ‘Park’ position. Both scenarios increase the risk of collision or injury.”

Affected vehicle owners who bring their vehicles to certified dealers will have their under-hood shift bushings replaced. In addition, a protective cover can be installed on the bushing.

This is only the latest in a series of recalls by Ford in recent years, and the fifth since 2018 to deal with this mechanical issue.

Ford is recalling about 49,000 electric Mustang Mach-E SUVs and has told dealers not to sell those in their batches due to a possible power loss issue.

The problem is caused by a high voltage battery main contactor that can overheat and stay open or stay closed by welding following use of a DC fast charger or repeated wide open accelerator pedal events.

“If the contactor opens while driving, a powertrain fault warning light will come on and display the phrase ‘Stop Safely’ in the cluster when the vehicle experiences a sudden loss of motive power,” Ford said in documents submitted to NHTSA.

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