Ford Motor Co. is recalling 14,135 vehicles that could be missing a manual park release cover, the automaker said Aug. 7.
Without this cover, the manual park release lever could be activated, causing the vehicle to move if the electronic park brake is not on.
The recall affects 2020 Ford Explorer SUVs built March 27-July 24, and 2020 Lincoln Aviator luxury SUVs produced April 10-July 24. Ford said this includes 13,896 vehicles in the U.S. and 239 in Canada, with the majority in dealer inventory.
Detroit-based Ford said it is aware of one report of an accident that occurred while transporting a vehicle during the production process, resulting in vehicle damage.
The automaker also said the instrument panel in these vehicles might be in factory mode, which would disable warning alerts and not display the gear selections.
For vehicles already with customers, Ford said dealers will install a manual park release cover if it is missing, along with checking the instrument panel.