Ford adding 270K vehicles to roll-away recall

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051519 Ford recall gearshift issue

FILE-In this Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, file photograph, unsold 2019 Fusion sedans sit in a long row at a Ford dealership in Broomfield, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DETROIT (AP) – 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. 

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. 

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