Ford Recalls Nearly 3 Million Vehicles at Risk of Rollaway Crash, Plus Additional 49,000 Electric Cars
According to reports, Ford is recalling close to three million vehicles in the United States in order to fix a transmission problem. The report adds that the problem can increase the risk of inadvertent rollaway crashes. There is also a reported recall of nearly 50,000 electric vehicles.
Ford Recalls Nearly 3 Million Vehicles at Risk of Rollaway Crashes
Reports say over 2.9 million Ford vehicles are being recalled in the United States as a result of a problem that could lead to rollaway crashes.
The report provides word from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can degrade or detach. This can reportedly stop the vehicles from shifting into the intended gear, per reports.
This means that a vehicle that is shifted into 'Park' may actually be in a different gear, allowing it to roll away per WAFB.
Vehicles being recalled reportedly include certain versions of the following.
- 2013 to 2019 Ford Escapes
- 2013 to 2018 C-Max
- 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusions
- 2013 to 2021 Transit Connect
- 2013 to 2015 Ford Edge
Ford Recalls Nearly 50,000 Electric Vehicles at Risk of Battery Overheating
More reports say that Ford has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of a recall that direct's car dealers to stop delivery on almost 49,000 Mustang Mach-E electric cars. Reports add that an issue with a battery component could cause it to overheat.
Reports add that the issue could lead to the vehicle losing power while driving, which poses risk of an accident.
The reports says that a remote software update could provide the fix for Mach-E owners. Owners also have the option to bring their vehicles in to a dealership for the update, per reports.
Check out report on the electric vehicle recall via @KLFY on Twitter here.
See the report on the rollaway recall from @WAFB on Twitter below.