Ford recalled thousands of vehicles over a roll away risk. And what’s more concerning is that this recall came after people reported property damage, and even injury, over roll away incidents.
According to the firm, the newest Ford Ranger midsize pickup trucks as well as the 2013 through 2016 Ford Fusion sedans may not remain in the “park” position. This is due to issues with the two fasteners that secure the transmission shift cable bracket to the transmission housing. Since they were probably not torqued to specification, the cable bracket may loosen, prompting the transmission to shift to another gear.
Because drivers may think the vehicle’s transmission is in “park,” they might not use the emergency brake, and the car may roll away unexpectedly.
At least 270,000 Fusions and 2,760 Rangers may present this issue. In order to fix this problem, Ford is contacting impacted vehicle owners. If you own one of the recalled vehicles, do not ignore this campaign. Especially because this issue resulted in an injury and property damage already.
If you’re concerned for your safety and the safety of your loved ones, contact Ford directly. That will allow you to learn more about this problem.
Drivers may not understand this, but recalls can be serious and even deadly.
A roll away risk, such as the one tied to the Ford recall, can expose drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and any other bystander major risks. Depending on where the driver parks the vehicle, it may roll away with great force, putting lives in danger.
This particular recall came after incidents were reported, proving that issues aren’t always obvious to manufacturers. While we’re glad that the company isn’t aware of any major incident involving these cars, it’s clear that more must be done.
Companies should have a better grasp of how well their vehicles work and if they put people’s lives in danger.
For more on this recall, follow this link.