The automaker said the recall covers Fusion cars from the 2013 through 2016 model year that have a shifter cable that may detach from the transmission, allowing a driver to remove the ignition key when the vehicle is not in park.
Ford is aware of three reports of property damage and one injury report potentially related to the issue. Ford said owners should always use the parking brake and will be notified when a fix is available.
In a separate issue, Ford is recalling about 2,500 of its new 2019 Ford Ranger pickups. Fasteners connecting the shift selector cable to the transmission were not properly torqued and could come loose over time, causing the transmission to be in a shift state other than the one indicated.