Ford Motor Company is recalling about 55,000 model year 2020 Rangers, F-150s with 10-speed automatic transmission and Expeditions with the police package and 10-speed automatic transmission sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
A clip that locks the gearshift cable to the transmission may not be fully seated. Over time, a partially seated clip may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver.
This could allow the driver to move the shifter to “Park” and remove the ignition key, without the transmission gear actually being in “Park.”
If the parking brake is not applied in those cases, the vehicle could move unintentionally, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
There are no reports of accidents or injuries.
What to do
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the shift cable locking clip and properly seat it as needed.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20S18.