Vehicles Affected: Approximately 375,000 model-year 2015 Ford Escape SUVs manufactured between April 1, 2014, and June 12, 2015; Focus cars manufactured between June 17, 2014, and June 12, 2015; and C-Max hybrids manufactured between April 22, 2014, and June 12, 2015
The Problem: The engine may continue to run after the ignition key is in the Off position or the push-button start is pressed. If this occurs and someone moves the transmission shifter out of Park, the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the body control module software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ford will begin notifying owners July 20. Owners can contact the automaker at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more information.
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