American auto major Ford has voluntarily announced a huge recall of around 550,000 cars as well as SUV models in the car market of North America. The reason behind calling back such a massive number of vehicles is to inspect and fix a gearshift issue, which could potentially cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, which is a highly risky factor.
The latest Ford vehicle recall in the North American car market involves some of the Ford Fusion sedan models which were manufactured in the period from 2013 through 2016, while certain Ford Escape compact SUV models have been also affected by this recall, which have been manufactured between the period of 2013 and 2014.
The American car major has stated that the company has discovered that a bushing which attaches the shifter cable to the transmission gearbox has the potential problem of coming off. In case this faulty bushing falls off, then even if the driver would shift into the parking mode, the vehicle could actually be in another gear. As a result, this could potentially make the vehicle roll away most unexpectedly, which will be highly increasing the risk of road injury or serious crash.