Ford issued a safety recall for select 2020 vehicles.
The recall includes 2020 Ford Ranger and 2020 F-150 vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmission and 2020 Expedition vehicles with the police package and 10-speed automatic transmission.
In affected vehicles, a clip that locks the gearshift cable to the transmission may not be fully seated. Over time, the company says a partially seated clip may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver. This could allow the driver to move the shifter to park and remove the ignition key, without the transmission gear actually being in park.
If the parking brake is not applied in those cases, the vehicle could move unintentionally.
Ford says it is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to the condition.
Overall, 55,158 vehicles in the United States are affected.
2020 Ford Ranger vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant from Feb. 28 to March 18, 2020
2020 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant from Feb. 18 to March 19, 2020, and Kansas City Assembly Plant from Feb. 21 to March 19, 2020
2020 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant from March 3 to 19, 2020.
The reference number for this recall is 20S18.