Ford recalls 2.9 million vehicles that could roll away when placed in park – CBS Tampa

MIAMI, Fla. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) – For recalls of 2.9 million vehicles that may not be in the correct gear and may move in an unintended direction.

The National Highway Safety Administration says it has six reports of property damage and four reports of injuries that may be related to the problem.

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One of the issues is that the transmission of the affected Ford cars and SUVs may not be in the park position even though the shift position indicates that the vehicle has shifted to park. Drivers have left a vehicle only to roll it, increasing the risk of injury or a crash, the safety regulator said.

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A similar problem with the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee caused the death of actor Anton Yelchin in 2016. Yelchin’s jeep rolled down his driveway and pinned him to a stone post outside his Los Angeles home. Fortunately, the NHTSA has reported no deaths caused by this Ford recall issue.

This concerns vehicles from model year 2013 to 2019, the C-Max 2013-2018, the Fusion 2013-2016 and the Transit Connect 2013-2021.

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