2013-'14 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Recalled for Rollaway Risk


  • 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    Ford is recalling 7,153 2013-'14 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vehicles because the transmission could be shifted out of Park, resulting in a rollaway risk. | December 30, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Ford is recalling 7,153 2013-'14 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vehicles because the transmission could be shifted out of Park, resulting in a rollaway risk.
  • Ford told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or reports of unintended vehicle movement associated with the problem.
  • The recall is expected to begin in January.

WASHINGTON — Ford is recalling 7,153 2013-'14 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vehicles because the transmission could be shifted out of Park, resulting in a rollaway risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"Due to a manufacturing error, the transmission range sensor may not function properly, allowing the affected vehicles to be shifted out of the Park position without first applying the brake pedal," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of Park, allowing it to roll which may result in a crash."

The affected vehicles were built from April 26, 2012 through September 24, 2013.

Ford told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or reports of unintended vehicle movement associated with the problem.

Lincoln dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module with new software. The recall is expected to begin in January. Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Edmunds says: This recall begins shortly, so get in touch with your dealer if you own one of the aforementioned Lincoln MKZ Hybrids.

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