Ford Recalls 555,000 Cars, SUVs over Rollaway Risk

(From UPI)

U.S. automaker Ford recalled roughly 555,000 Ford Fusion sedans and Ford Escape SUVs over concerns the cars could rollaway without notice.

The recall, announced Wednesday, affects select 2013-16 Ford Fusions and select 2013 and 2014 Ford Escapes.

Ford said dealerships will fix the source of the risk, the shifter cable bushing, for free. In the meantime, it warned drivers to use their parking brakes.

The automaker said the bushing connects the shifter cable to the transmission, but bushings on recalled cars may degrade to the point that they become detached. That could cause the Fusions or Escapes to fail to shift into park.

No crashes or injuries related to the defect have been reported to Ford, it said.

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