Ford is recalling 2.9 million vehicles because of a problem that could cause them to roll while parked.
Ford is recalling 2.9 million vehicles, including the Escape and Fusion, due to a problem that can cause a car to roll even after it has been put in park.
According to safety regulators, the recall affects certain Escape models from 2013 to 2019, C-Max models from 2013 to 2018, Fusion models from 2013 to 2016, Transit Connect models from 2013 to 2021.
According to a recall notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem involves a bushing that connects the shift cable to the transmission, which may degrade or detach.
According to the notice, this can prevent the vehicles from shifting into the proper gear, causing them to move in an unexpected direction.
"In addition, after the driver selects the 'Park' position, the vehicle may roll," it adds.
According to the report, either scenario can result in a crash.
According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford is aware of four reports alleging injuries and six reports alleging property damage that could be linked to the problem.
According to the documents, the Escape accounts for approximately 1.7 million of the more than 2.9 million vehicles that could be affected.
The Edge is the next largest, with a population of around 509,400 people.
According to the documents, Ford plans to replace the bushing and add a protective cap for free.
The company plans to send letters beginning June 27 and provides a toll-free number for people to call, according to the notice.