Programming errors in instrument panel cause recall of Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid and Ford Energi.

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Programming errors in instrument panel cause recall of Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid and Ford Energi.

— Ford is recalling about 65,000 Ford Fusions that can roll away because of programming problems in the instrument cluster.

Ford names the vehicles as the:

  • 2014-2015 Ford Fusion - built at the Flat Rock assembly plant, September 4, 2013 to October 31, 2014.
  • 2014-2015 Ford Fusion - built at the Hermosillo assembly plant, July 27, 2013 to October 31, 2014.
  • 2015 Ford Fusion Energi - built at the Hermosillo assembly plant, July 14, 2014 to October 31, 2014.
  • 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid - built at the Hermosillo assembly plant, February 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014.

Ford says the programming errors can allow the ignition key to be removed after the car is shut off. Sounds normal, until you realize the key can be removed without the transmission in "park" and for a full 30 minutes after the car is shut down.

The risk for a roll-away car is real, but Ford says it isn't aware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn't release a schedule of when the recall will begin, and neither has Ford.

If you own one of the recalled Ford Fusion or Energi cars, watch your mail for notification to get the car to a dealer to have the instrument cluster reprogrammed.

With questions, contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332.

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