Today, Ford announced that they will be recalling approximately 65,000 Fusion sedans because the key can be removed from the ignition even if the car is not in the park position, causing the vehicle to roll away.
In their official statement, Ford says, “This issue allows the key to be removed 30 minutes after the ignition is turned off, even if the transmission is not in Park. This is a compliance issue with FMVSS 114, a regulation involving theft protection and rollaway prevention.”
Ford says that they are not aware of any accidents or injuries involved with the malfunction.
According to the report, the malfunction impacts the 2014 and 2015 Fusion model Sedans. Currently, the Fusion is Ford’s best-selling sedan in the United States. So far this year, over 250,000 units have been sold, which is up 20 percent from last year. Based on the trends from this year, I wouldn’t expect this recall to impede the sales of this highly popular vehicle.