On certain vehicles, the shift cable may detach from the transmission. This could cause the transmission not to shift gears when the shifter is moved. As a result, the transmission could be in a different gear than the gear shifter indicates. If a driver attempts to exit the vehicle while the transmission is not in Park, and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle could move suddenly.
Note: This recall only affects vehicles equipped with a 2.5 litre engine and 6F35 (6 speed) transmission.
Sudden and unexpected movement of the vehicle could increase the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the transmission shifter cable bushing and install a protective service cap. Ford advises that you should apply the parking brake each time the vehicle is parked.
On certain vehicles equipped with a 2.5 L engine, there may be a problem with the programming of the Powertrain Control Module. As a result, the engine could overheat. In certain cases, this could result in engine damage.
Overheating that causes engine damage could create the risk of a fire.
Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to update the Powertrain Control Module software.