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Ford Fusions Recalled for Programming Issue

November 18, 2014

The 2014 Fusion is one of the models being recalled by Ford. Photo courtesy of Ford.
The 2014 Fusion is one of the models being recalled by Ford. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has issued a safety compliance recall for approximately 65,000 2014-2015 Fusion vehicles in North America for a programming issue in the instrument cluster.

According to Ford, the issue allows the key to be removed 30 minutes after the ignition is turned off — even if the transmission isn’t in park. This is a compliance issue with a regulation that contains theft protection and rollaway prevention.

As of Nov. 11, Ford knows of 56,479 affected vehicles in the U.S., 6,048 affected vehicles in Canada and 2,342 affected vehicles in Mexico.

According to Ford, affected vehicles include certain 2014-2015 Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Sept. 4, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2014; certain 2014-2015 Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, July 27, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2014; certain 2015 Fusion Energi vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, July 14, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2014; and certain 2015 Fusion Hybrid vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 24, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2014.

As of now, Ford isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue, says the company.

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