Ford is recalling about 270,00 model year 2013-16 Fusions with 2.5-liter engines in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The bushing that attaches the shifter cable may degrade and detach from the transmission. A shifter cable that detaches from the transmission may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver.
This condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to park and remove the ignition key while the transmission may not be in park, with no warning message or audible chime.
If the parking brake is not applied, a shifter cable that detaches from the transmission could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
Ford is aware of three reports claiming property damage and one report alleging an injury that may be related to this condition.
What to do
Ford is working on a remedy for this issue and will notify owners when it is available.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866)436-7332. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S16.