As many as 2,925,968 vehicles were recalled as a result of rapid decaying bushings in the suspension of some Ford vehicles. If the bushing fails, the car may not be in the driver’s intentional gear, thus increasing the risk of injury.
The recall is related to shift cable bushing in some Ford vehicles produced between 2013 and 2021. Its job is to connect the shift cable to the transmission but it can decay over time, causing the cable to become disconnected.
If this happens, the transmission may not go into gear that indicates the position of the lever. The vehicle does not give the driver any specific time or warning about this, although the gear indicator in the instrument cluster should be correct.
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Even so, hasty car owners can easily move the lever to “park” without noticing what the dashboard indicates and leave their car if not in the right gear. That could be a rollway. Additionally, if you stop your car while it is not in the “park” and you cannot use the lever to move to that gear, the car will not start, potentially exacerbating your problem.
It is not clear exactly what causes Ford to erode the shrubs, but notes that heat and humidity can have an effect. The company, however, knows that any vehicle has been bushing
Which model is affected?
The recall includes the following vehicles: 1,726,763 2013-2019 Ford Escape equipped with 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter, 2.0-liter, or 2.5-liter engine and 6F35 transmission; 143,220 2013-2018 Ford C-Maxes equipped with 2.0-liter engine and ECVT transmission; 439,483 2013-2016 Ford Fusion equipped with 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter engine and 6F35 or ECVT transmission; 107,102 2013-2021 Ford Transit Connect equipped with 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter engine and 6F35 or 8F35 transmission; As well as the 509,400 2015-2018 Ford Ages equipped with 2.0-liter, 2.7-liter, or 3.5-liter engines and 6F35 or 6F55 transmissions.
Ford plans to contact the owners from June 27 and ask them to bring their vehicles to a local dealership so that the bushing can be replaced with a new, stronger part. Also, Ford Shift will install a protective cap on the cable bushing. All repairs will be provided free of charge and the owners who fixed the problem at their own expense will be compensated.
Ford is aware of 1,630 warranty claims related to this issue, as well as six reports of property damage and four injury reports that may be related to this issue.