Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln will be the subject to a recall, with its MKZ Hybrid, because of a problem with the transmission which could allow the vehicle to roll away after being shifted into gear.
According to the car manufacturer, approximately 7,300 units of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will be affected by this recall and they have an increased potential to increase the risk of a crash and / or injury. The NHTSA says that owners of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to fix the problems with the transmission, free of charge.
In the affected Lincoln MKZ Hybrids, the problem lies in one of the transmission sensors, which can provide some inaccurate data to the powertrain and this can cause the car to act like it’s in Neutral, instead of the Park mode, increasing the risk of a crash. The driver may be able to shift the car into gear without pushing the brake pedal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the affected vehicles have been produced between the 26th of April, 2012, and the 24th of September, 2013. Owners can contact Lincoln for more info on 1-800-521-4140 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.