Ford recalls 2.9 million vehicles over issue that may cause them to roll while parked

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  2 weeks ago  •  17 comments

By:   Phil Helsel

Ford recalls 2.9 million vehicles over issue that may cause them to roll while parked
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2.9 million vehicles, including the Escape and Fusion, over a problem that can result in a car rolling even after the driver puts

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2.9 million vehicles, including the Escape and Fusion, over a problem that can result in a car rolling even after the driver puts it into park.

The recall affects certain Escape from 2013 to 2019; C-Max from 2013 to 2018; Fusion from 2013 to 2016; Transit Connect from 2013 to 2021; and the Edge from 2015-2018, according to safety regulators.

The problem involves a bushing that attaches the shift cable to the transmission, which may degrade or detach, according to a recall notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

That can prevent the vehicles from shifting into the correct gear, which can cause it to move in an unexpected direction, the notice says.

"Additionally, the vehicle may roll after the driver selects the 'Park' position," it says. Either scenario can cause a crash, it says.

Documents filed with NHTSA say that Ford is aware of four reports alleging injuries and six reports of property damage that could be associated with the issue.

Of the more than 2.9 million vehicles potentially affected, the Escape makes up the largest share with approximately 1.7 million, according to the documents. The next largest is the Edge with around 509,400.

Ford plans to replace the bushing and add a protective cap for free, the documents say. The company intends to send letters starting June 27, and there is a toll-free number people can call, the notice says.


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Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1  Hallux    2 weeks ago

The average car has 30,000 parts, kudos to Ford for the recall. The same cannot be said for certain gun manufacturers:

Accidental Discharge, Injuries, as Sig Sauer Refuses to Recall Its P320 Handgun

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago

Damn Swiss.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    2 weeks ago

There are some holes in your cheese.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hallux @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

My info was aged, thanks for the update.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

Everything about either of us is aged.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hallux @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

You got that right, LoL.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Split Personality  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

Me three!

 
 
 
squiggy
Sophomore Quiet
1.2  squiggy  replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago

Is this about Ford or an anti-gun piece featuring a contingency lawyer?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

Wow, it took only one comment to go completely off the rails here.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
2.1  Hallux  replied to  Texan1211 @2    2 weeks ago

Perrie is free to do with it as she pleases and I will not go all META.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Sophomore Expert
2.1.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Hallux @2.1    2 weeks ago
I will not go all META.

I'm disappointed.

I hope you're not infected with Fuckerberg METAvirus.

800

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
3  Split Personality    2 weeks ago

The deeper issue is that the auto engineering culture that existed 6 decades ago was 

confined to paper and memory.

These issues existed for a decade until Chrysler figured what was causing the same issue with their

selector cables, the bushing materials even though no one expected everything to last forever.

Fast forward to "modern" times and someone without those memories resorted to a cheaper material

and the mindset that, once out of warranty, who cares?

I can't imagine the number of people who have already paid $250 to replace the cable

and the old style bushing with the same bushing that will wear out again.

Some things never change...

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Sophomore Expert
3.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Split Personality @3    2 weeks ago

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al Jizzerror
Sophomore Expert
4  al Jizzerror    2 weeks ago

"the vehicle may roll after the driver selects the 'Park' position"

Ford is sending dog trainers to teach the Fords to "stay".

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Sophomore Expert
5  al Jizzerror    2 weeks ago

Here's a puppy named "Ford".

me:   "STAY."

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puppy:   "DROF, DROF!"

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Senior Silent
6  SteevieGee    2 weeks ago

Didn't Ford have this same problem about 25 years ago?

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
6.1  Split Personality  replied to  SteevieGee @6    2 weeks ago

GM, Ford and Chrysler have gone through periods of stupidity.

I had a 1964 Dodge Dart convertible with push button Automatic.

It didn't always lock into Park, tended to roll forward as I walked away from it.

It was exciting.

 
 

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