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Ford Adds 270,000 Fusions to Unintended Rollaway Recall

Ford has one report of an injury and three property damage reports

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    Ford Adds 270,000 Fusions to Unintended Rollaway Recall
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    In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, a Ford Fusion is seen on a Miami dealership lot.

    Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly.

    The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines.

    The company is urging drivers to always use the parking brake until repairs are made.

    Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can degrade, causing the cable to detach. If that happens, a driver could shift into park but the car could be in another gear.

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    Ford has one report of an injury and three property damage reports. Engineers are developing a fix.

    Last year Ford recalled 550,000 Fusions from 2013 through 2016 and Escape small SUVs from 2013 and 2014 for the same problem with a different cause.

    Ford says owners will be notified when repairs and parts are ready, and that owners of cars fixed in the previous recall are not affected.

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    The 2018 recall covered cars with a number of different engines, including the 2.5-liter.