- Apr 30, 2009
REPORT: NHTSA investigating if 2002-05 Ford Explorers/Mercury Mountaineers can slip out of park
NHTSA's action isn't a full-on investigation, and there is no recall – it is a "preliminary evaluation... to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences of the alleged defect and any relationship of the alleged gearshift lever mechanism failures to the alleged vehicle rollaway incidents." For its part, a Ford spokesman has said, "We do not see a safety risk and we will be fully cooperating with the government with the investigation."
[Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution]