Approximately 259,000 model-year 2013-16 Ford Fusion sedans equipped with 2.5-liter engines are being recalled due to transmission issues. The bushing that attaches the shifter cable may degrade and detach from the transmission, which could cause the car to shift into a different gear than the one the driver selected, including Park,  increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

Ford said the cause and repair are still being confirmed. Dealers and owners are instructed to always use the parking brake and they will be notified when a remedy is available.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.