If the key is removed from the ignition while the vehicle is not in the PARK position and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V141000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components POWER TRAIN, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,100
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ford Taurus vehicles equipped with mechanical key ignition systems. The keys for these vehicles may be able to be removed from the ignition when transmission is not in the PARK position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection.”
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 19, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18C02.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.