Ford Issues Recall for Lincoln MKZ Over Rollaway Risks


Ford’s (NYSE:F) reinvigoration of the Lincoln brand is well underway despite a series of hiccups that have posed a few threats to the brand’s resurgence. Inventory and supply problems put a crimp in early sales of the MKZ, the flagship sedan that Lincoln is pinning a lot on to bring the marque back from the brink. Recalls haven’t helped the cause.

It’s on the subject of recalls that Lincoln’s latest bump has occurred, as the company is recalling some MKZ Hybrid models to address a reported rollaway risk. Some 7,153 units of the MKZ are covered, all of which were built between April 26, 2012, and September 24, 2013, and span the 2013 and 2014 model years.

“Due to a manufacturing error, the transmission range sensor may not function properly allowing the affected vehicles to be shifted out of the Park position without first applying the brake pedal,” Ford explained in the company’s statement, per Autoblog. “Thus, these vehicles fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 114, ‘Theft Protection.’”