Ford has issued a recall on the 2013-2016 Ford Fusion over an issue with the transmission shifter cable.
The defect: Ford says that on some vehicles, the bushing that attaches the shifter cable may degrade and detach from the transmission, allowing the transmission to be in a shift state other than what the shifter lever shows. The issue could lead to vehicles rolling away if the parking brake isn’t applied.
The hazards: if the bushing fails, the driver would be unaware that the vehicle wasn’t in the park, and it could roll away, leading to serious injury, property damage, or death.
Components: transmission shifter cable bushings.
Affected vehicles: 2013-2016 Ford Fusion with the 2.5L engine built at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant between April 12th, 2013 and February 29th, 2016, and at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant between February 9th, 2012 and April 4th, 2016.
The number of affected vehicles: 259,182 units. The Fusion has been discontinued in the U.S.
The Fix: Ford has no fix for the issue at the time of this writing, though one is in development.
Owners should: Ford recommends that owners contact customer service and apply the parking brake until the recall fix is applied to their vehicle.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 19S16
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 19V362000