Wear bushings in the suspensions of some Ford vehicles resulted in a recall of 2,925,968 vehicles. If the hub fails, the car may not shift into the gear the driver intends to shift. This increases the risk of injury.
The recall concerns the shift cable bushing on select Ford vehicles manufactured between 2013 and 2021. Its job is to attach the shift cable to the transmission, but it can wear out over time, causing the cable to come loose. In this case, the transmission may not shift to the gear indicated by the position of the lever.
The car does not give the driver any beeps or warnings about this, although the gear indicator in the instrument cluster should be correct.
Rushed car owners can easily shift to raise the parking lever without noticing what the dashboard is showing and leave the car when it is not in the correct gear. This may cause the machine to roll back.
The following vehicles are included in this recall: 1,726,763 2013-2019 Ford Escapes with 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, or 2.5 liter engines and 6F35 transmission; 143,220 2013-2018 Ford C-Max with 2.0L engine and ECVT transmission; 439,483 2013-2016 Ford Fusions with 1.5, 1.6 or 2.0 liter engines and 6F35 or ECVT transmissions; 107 102 2013-2021 Ford Transit Connects with 1.6 or 2.0 liter engines and 6F35 or 8F35 transmissions; and 509,400 2015-2018 Ford Edges with 2.0, 2.7 or 3.5 liter engines and 6F35 or 6F55 transmissions.
Ford will offer owners to take their vehicles to the nearest dealership to have the bushing replaced with a new, stronger part. In addition, Ford will also install a protective cap on the shift cable bushing. All repairs will be carried out free of charge, and owners who fix this problem at their own expense will be compensated.
Ford is aware of 1,630 warranty claims related to this issue, as well as 6 reports of property damage and 4 injuries that may be related to this issue.