The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) announced this week that Ford is recalling 2.9 million vehicles that might not shift into the correct gear and could move in an unintended direction.
The issue in certain Ford sedans and SUVs is that the gear appears to be in park even though it may not be in park. Drivers have exited a vehicle only to have it roll, increasing the risk of injury or crash, according to the safety regulator. The NHTSA has reported six (6) property damage and four (4) injuries regarding this potential defect. Luckily no deaths have been reported.
The vehicles recalled include model year 2013 to 2019 Escape, the 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2016 Fusion and the 2013-2021 Transit Connect. If you or someone you know owns one of these vehicles, it is important to return the vehicle to a local dealer for the appropriate repairs.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a auto defect accident or Chicago truck accident, then call Chicago personal injury lawyer, Aaron J. Bryant for a free legal consultation at 312-614-1076.