DETROIT (CBSMiami/AP) — Drivers of Ford Fusions may be getting a recall notice in the mail.READ MORE: Ramirez homer caps 5-run 1st, Rays beat Marlins 5-4
The automaker has recalled about 65,000 of the midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park due to a software problem.
The recall covers certain Fusions, including gas-electric hybrids, from the 2014 and 2015 model years.
Ford traced the problem to a computer program in the instrument cluster. Keys can be removed 30 minutes after the ignition switch is turned off if the cars are left in gear. That violates U.S. safety regulations and increases the risk of cars rolling away unexpectedly.READ MORE: Psychologist shares how to talk to your child about Texas school shooting
Ford says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem. Dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster at no cost to owners.
The recall covers about 55,000 vehicles in the U.S., with the rest in Canada and Mexico.
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