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2019 Ford Expedition Recalled Over ‘Transmission Not In Park’ Warning Message

Ford Motor Company is recalling some 2019 Ford Expedition models over an issue with the warning message when the transmission is not in park and the engine is off.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the “transmission not in park” warning message and associated chime are only active for three seconds when the transmission is not in park, the ignition is off, and the driver’s door is closed. The chime should remain active for 10 seconds and the transmission not in park warning message should display for 30 minutes when the driver’s door is closed.

The hazards: a transmission not in park warning and chime with a shorter than designed duration could result in the driver exiting the vehicle when it is not in park and experiencing unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this Ford Expedition recall.

Components: transmission / operation warning messages.

Affected vehicles: 2019 Ford Expedition built at the Ford Kentucky Truck plant between October 16th, 2018, to October 13th, 2019.

Vehicles involved in this Ford Expedition recall are located in North America, including the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The same recall applies to the 2019-2020 Ford Mustang.

The fix: dealers will reprogram the instrument panel cluster.

Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S21
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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