Jun 15, 2022 - Economy

Ford recalls 2.9 million cars due to rollaway risk

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Ford is recalling 2.9 million vehicles due to a rollaway risk, per AP.

Why it matters: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received multiple reports of property damage and injuries potentially related to the problem.

The big picture: The cables in the cars can detach or degrade over time, which can lead to vehicles not shifting into the intended gear, according to documents from the NHTSA.

  • The cars might not shift into the correct gear and could move in an unintended direction, CNN writes.

Details: The recall covers certain 2013 to 2019 Escape, 2013 to 2018 C-Max, 2013 to 2016 Fusion, 2013 to 2021 Transit Connect and 2015 to 2018 Edge vehicles.

  • Ford currently has over 1,600 warranty reports and 230 complaints about the problem, per AP.
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