Ford announced the recall of 550 thousand cars due to malfunctions with the gearboxJuly 19, 2018
Experts have identified a malfunction in the operation of the gearbox, because of which the car can start driving even without the driver’s participation while in parking mode.
The number of recalled cars included Ford Fusion sedans 2013-2016 release and SUV 2013-2014.
Approximately 504 thousand cars were produced in the US, about 37,000 – in a factory in Canada and about eight thousand in Mexican production.
Representatives of Ford auto concern specify that the withdrawn cars can disconnect the gear shift cable from the box. In this case, the parking mode may not be activated, which will cause the car to roll and provoke a traffic accident.
Currently, the auto giant has not received any information about one case that caused injury to the driver or passengers due to the problem identified. Despite this, representatives of the Ford brand advised the owners to use the parking brake when parking.
Car owners of defective foreign cars will be asked to deliver their vehicles to the nearest service center of the brand in order to replace the gearbox. The defect will be liquidated for free.
Previously, the automaker Ford recalled in North America about 1.3 million cars due to defects with the doors.