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2013-16 Ford Fusion: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 259,000 model-year 2013-16 Ford Fusion sedans equipped with 2.5-liter engines

The Problem: The bushing that attaches the shifter cable may degrade and detach from the transmission, allowing the transmission to be in a gear state different from the shift position selected by the driver. It also could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key without the transmission being in Park, and with no warning message or audible chime. Either could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

Ford said it is aware of three reports alleging property damage and one report alleging an injury potentially related to this condition.

The Fix: Ford said the root cause and repair are still being confirmed. Dealers and owners are instructed to always use the parking brake, and they will be notified when a remedy is available.

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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