Some need-to-know information, Berkshire County! Especially depending on what kind of vehicle you drive. If you drive a certain type of Ford, pay particular attention.

Ford is recalling about 200,000 vehicles in the United States to fix a problem that can prevent the brake lights from turning off. And also some models are a rollaway risk. Apparently, some models with an automatic transmission can shift out of park without the driver pressing the brake pedal and the car can just roll away.

Get our free mobile app

On the recall list are Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans from the 2014 and 2015 model years, as well as some Mustang coupes and convertibles from the 2015 model year.

Here's an important note: ALL of the vehicles were sold or registered in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Hawaii. Doesn't sound like that affects us too much, does it? Well, I can tell you that I probably know at least 6 people who purchased cars in South Carolina and drove them back to Massachusetts.

The reason for the brake light problem involves a separated brake pedal bumper. Humidity and high temperatures can cause the brake pedal part to disintegrate which will cause the brake lights to remain on at all times. This will understandably confuse other drivers and increase the risk of a crash.

Even worse, the brake pedal bumper can fall off completely. If that part goes missing, any of the cars in the recall that is equipped with an automatic transmission may shift out of park without the driver applying the brakes.

Ford said if you own of these vehicles then you will be notified by mail beginning March 3. You may also call Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford also made it clear that they are not aware of any crashes related to this issue.

For more info, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website here.

See the Must-Drive Roads in Every State

LOOK: Route 66’s quirkiest and most wonderful attractions state by state

Stacker compiled a list of 50 attractions--state by state--to see along the drive, drawing on information from historic sites, news stories, Roadside America, and the National Park Service. Keep reading to discover where travelers can get their kicks on Route 66.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.