According to Federal safety standards, every new car must require the brakes to be depressed before shifting it out of park. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found the transmission range sensor on the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to be malfunctioning in certain cases. The malfunction may lead the car into going in a rollaway as a result of it. This prompted the parent Ford Motor Company to issue a recall to fix the problem.
The affected cars are said to be built from April 26, 2011 to Sept. 24, 2013 with the issue being reported in 7153 cars. The issue can be fixed by updating the Powertrain Control software on Lincoln MKZ Hybrid by driving the car to the local Lincoln dealer.