Ford Motor Co. said it’s recalling more than 67,000 2020 model Ranger, F-150 and Expedition vehicles.
The automaker (NYSE: F) said problems could occur with the vehicles’ gear-shift system, with the vehicle possibly not being placed into “park” after the engine is turned off, and the vehicle possibly moving to cause a crash.
Ford said that it hasn’t received any reports of injuries or accidents related to the problem.
“In affected vehicles, a clip that locks the gearshift cable to the transmission may not be fully seated. Over time, a partially seated clip may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver. This could allow the driver to move the shifter to Park and remove the ignition key, without the transmission gear actually being in Park. If the parking brake is not applied in those cases, the vehicle could move unintentionally, increasing the risk of injury or crash,” Ford said in a statement, adding that the recall affects affects 55,158 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 12,090 in Canada and 681 in Mexico, including 2020 Ford Ranger and 2020 F-150 vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmissions and 2020 Expedition vehicles with the police package and 10-speed automatic transmission.
The recall is the latest of Ford recalls in the past few months.
In late March, Ford recalled more than 250,000 Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models due to potential problems with doors possibly coming open.
In February, Ford recalled more than 226,000 select Ford and Lincoln vehicles from the 2013-18 model years, affecting select 2013-18 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan, Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKT vehicles, due to a possible fractured rear suspension toe link.
In December, Ford recalled more than 500,000 select 2017-19 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles because of fire dangers.
Last April, Ford recalled 327,000 2015-19 F-150 and 2017-19 Super Duty trucks in North America equipped with engine block heaters to make repairs that occurred from a prior recall back in December 2018, when Ford recalled 874,000 trucks for fire risks associated with the engine block heaters.