(WWJ) Ford is recalling some brand new trucks that could be at risk of rolling away while parked.
The recall, issued Tuesday, includes 2020 Ford Ranger and 2020 F-150 vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmission and 2020 Expedition vehicles with the police package and 10-speed automatic transmission. Units equipped with a rotary gearshift dial are not affected.
In affected vehicles -- 55,158 vehicles in the U.S., 12,090 in Canada and 681 in 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.
Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this issue.