DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 205,000 Transit Connect small vans in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem that can stop the shift lever from moving the transmission to the correct gear.
The recall covers vans from the 2013 through 2021 model years with 2.5-liter engines and Ford’s 6F35 transmissions.READ MORE: Juneteenth Not Only a Holiday At The Barack Obama Leadership Academy, Its Part Of The Curriculum, And Has Been Over 20 Years
The company said Thursday that a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can degrade or fall off. That can stop the shift lever from changing transmission gears, so a driver could shift into park but the van could be in a different gear.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 162 New COVID-19 Cases, 14 Deaths
Ford said it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem.
Dealers will replace the bushing and add a protective cap. Owners will be notified starting the week of June 28.MORE NEWS: Farmington Hills Fire Department To Offer CPR Class On July 15
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