Recall 18V141000

Keys Can Be Removed When The Vehicle Is Not In Park

Recall Details

The ignition key may be removed from the ignition key cylinder with the shift lever not in the park position. Dealers will replace the shifter assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The keys may be able to be removed from the ignition key cylinder without the vehicle's shift lever securely shifted into the park position. This could allow the vehicle to roll away inadvertently when leaving the vehicle, if the vehicle's transmission shift lever is not shifted into the park position, and the keys are removed accidentally. A vehicle rolling away could result in an accident or injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2018 If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 18C02.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., March 01, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 01, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ford Taurus vehicles equipped with mechanical key ignition systems. The keys for these vehicles may be able to be removed from the ignition when transmission is not in the PARK position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection."
If the key is removed from the ignition while the vehicle is not in the PARK position and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 19, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C02.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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