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03/14/18 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2018 ford escape and lincoln mkc vehicles. these vehicles may be equipped with incorrect front brake hoses that may chafe against other components, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak.

A brake fluid leak may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake hoses, replacing any that are incorrect, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin march 2018. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 18s04.

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 www.safercar.gov.
09/06/16 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2017 ford escape titanium and se vehicles manufactured october 5, 2015, to may 12, 2016. the settings for the closing-force of the power-operated windows may allow the windows to close on an object such as a body part and injure it before the windows auto-reverse. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 118, "power-operated window systems."

If a window closes on a body part, it can increase the risk of injury.

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the power window operating system software, free of charge. the recall began on september 6, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16c12.

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 www.safercar.gov.
10/23/15 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 ford escape and mercury mariner vehicles manufactured march 31, 2001, to september 1, 2009. the affected vehicles are equipped with either a 2.3l or 3.0l engine and have had their cd4e transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between june 11, 2015 through july 15, 2015. these service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. as a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.

If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the gear selection indicator may show that the transmission is in the "park" position, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in the "park" gear position. if the vehicle is not in the "park" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. a vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmissions and either tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on october 23, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s28.

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 www.safercar.gov.
08/04/15 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 ford escape vehicles manufactured may 19, 2014, to february 6, 2015, and transit connect vehicles manufactured may 11, 2014, to july 2, 2015. due to a software incompatibility issue, the instrument panel cluster be inoperative including a blank multiple functional display (mfd), and non-functional warning chimes, messages and warning lights. specific warning chimes, messages and warning lights. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 101, "control and displays."

If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15c03.

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 www.safercar.gov.
10/30/14 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 ford escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured october 13, 2003, to june 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 mercury mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured june 10, 2005, to june 20, 2008. the coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.

If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original motor electronics coolant (mec) pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on october 27, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s19.

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 www.safercar.gov.
04/09/14 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from october 5, 2011, through july 11, 2012, and equipped with a 1.6l engine subject to prior safety recall nhtsa 12v-336. in some cases, the engine compartment fuel line may have been installed incorrectly when repaired under the prior recall. the misinstalled fuel line could chafe and eventually leak fuel.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect the engine compartment fuel line, and if necessary, replace it, free of charge. an interim notice will be mailed to owners during january 2014. the recall began on april 9, 2014. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. ford's recall number is 13s12.

This recall is in addition to nhtsa recall 12v-336.all covered vehicles, regardless of being remedied under the earlier recall, require an inspection and a remedy for this campaign.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 www.safercar.gov.
04/09/14 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, through june 2, 2013 and equipped with 1.6l engines. the affected vehicles may experience localized overheating of the engine cylinder head which may cause cracks that could allow oil to leak.

Leaking engine oil may come into contact with a hot engine surface potentially resulting in an engine compartment fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will modify the engine shielding, cooling and control systems, free of charge. an interim notice will be mailed to owners during january 2014. the recall began on april 9, 2014. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. ford's recall number is 13s12.

For some of the vehicles included in this campaign, this recall is in addition to nhtsa recall 12v-551.all covered vehicles, regardless of being inspected and repaired under the earlier recall, require an inspection and a remedy for this campaign.owners may contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/20/12 Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from march 8, 2012 through june 7, 2012. due to mis-positioned carpet padding the center console trim panel may be pushed outboard of the intended position, reducing clearance relative to the pedal package.

The reduced clearance may result in the driver?s foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal, increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the carpet padding and left-side console trim panel replaced with a new panel, free of charge. the recall began on july 20, 2012. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 12s34.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/21/04 On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with 3.0l v6 engines, during deceleration, the engine can stall.

Should the engine stall, a vehicle crash could occur.

Dealers will reprogram the power control module (pcm) with the appropriate calibration. owner notification began on april 21, 2004. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 04s13.also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
01/05/18 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2014 escape, 2014-2015 fiesta st, 2013-2014 fusion and 2013-2015 transit connect vehicles equipped with 1.6l gtdi engines. if the vehicle is started and driven with an insufficient level of coolant within the engine cooling system, the engine cylinder head may overheat, crack and leak oil.

If the cylinder head cracks and leaks oil, the oil may contact a hot engine or exhaust component, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a coolant level sensor and the supporting hardware and software, free of charge. interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed april 21, 2017. the recall began on january 5, 2018. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s09.

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 www.safercar.gov.
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11/06/17 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 ford escape vehicles manufactured february 26, 2009, to april 29, 2012, and 2010-2011 mercury mariner vehicles manufactured february 25, 2009, to december 12, 2010. on vehicles with a 3.0l engine, the fuel delivery module (fdm) may crack, causing a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fdm flange with one that has a redesigned fuel supply port, free of charge. remedy parts are currently unavailable. interim notices were mailed to owners on december 13, 2016. owners will recieve a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s41.

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 www.safercar.gov.
07/27/15 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford escape vehicles manufactured april 1, 2014, to june 12, 2015, ford focus vehicles manufactured june 17, 2014, to june 12, 2015, and ford c-max vehicles manufactured april 22, 2014, to june 12, 2015. in the affected vehicles, the engine may continue to run after the key or the start/stop engine button is turned to off. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If the engine does not turn off as expected, someone could move the transmission shifter out of park and the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. the recall began on july 27, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15c06.

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 www.safercar.gov.
02/27/15 Engine Ford motor company (ford) notified the agency on january 8, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2014 ford escape vehicles manufactured april 15, 2014, to may 8, 2014, and 2015 lincoln mkc vehicles manufactured april 21, 2014, to may 15, 2014. on april 30, 2015, ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 45,505 vehicles, including certain model year 2014-2015 ford transit connect vehicles manufactured november 11, 2013, to august 29, 2014, 2014-2015 ford fiesta vehicles manufactured april 10, 2014, to june 17, 2014 and 2014 ford edge vehicles manufactured april 30, 2014, to may 21, 2014. improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.

If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. the recall began on february 27, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s30.

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 www.safercar.gov.
09/15/14 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 ford focus vehicles manufactured may 1, 2014, to may 24, 2014, 2014 ford escape vehicles manufactured on june 6, 2014, and 2015 lincoln mkc vehicles manufactured june 4, 2014, to july 7, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module (fdm) may crack between the filter body and the filter cap, possibly resulting in low fuel pressure.

A reduction in fuel pressure may result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fdm, free of charge. the recall began in september 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s20.

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 www.safercar.gov.
12/07/12 Engine This is an update to a recently announced recall. ford is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from october 5, 2011, through november 26, 2012, equipped with 1.6l engines, as well as certain model year 2013 fusion vehicles manufactured from february 3, 2012, through november 29, 2012, equipped with 1.6l engines. coolant system leaks may cause the engines to overheat and leak flammable engine fluids.

If flammable engine fluids come in contact with the vehicle?s hot exhaust system, a vehicle fire could occur.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine for coolant system leaks and reprogram the vehicle?s powertrain control module and instrument cluster with an updated calibration and overheat strategy software. there will be no charge to owners for this service. owners were recently notified to contact dealers to arrange for alternative transportation as ford developed a remedy. owners will be shortly receiving notifications to contact ford dealers to schedule the free remedy repair. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 12s41.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 www.safercar.gov.
09/11/12 Engine Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from october 5, 2011, through august 31, 2012, equipped with 1.6l engines. the cylinder head cup plug (freeze plug) may become dislodged resulting in significant loss of engine coolant.

As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. the safety recall began on september 11, 2012. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 12s39.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 www.safercar.gov.
05/28/10 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford is recalling certain model year 2010 fusion, milan, and escape vehicles manufactured from february 27, through march 26, 2010. the park rod guide retention pin may not have been properly installed which fails to conform to the requirement of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention".

A vehicle parked without an engaged park pawl and without an applied parking brake may have unintended movement which may cause a crash.

Ford will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. the safety recall began on may 28, 2010. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332 and for the hearing impaired call 1-800-232-5952 (tdd). representatives are available monday through friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Ford's recall campaign number is 10c12.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/23/06 Transmission and Drivetrain On certain front wheel drive hybrid vehicles, the intermediate shaft may not have been properly heat treated and may fracture while the vehicle is being driven.

If a fracture occurs, the powertrain will lose the ability to transmit torque to the drive wheels and the transmission will not hold the vehicle stationary when placed in the park position, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will inspect the drivetrain intermediate shaft and replace it if necessary. the recall began on october 23, 2006. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 06s44.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
07/18/14 Suspension and Steering Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 ford escape and mercury mariner vehicles manufactured august 18, 2006, through september 11, 2010. the affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. as a result, the system could remove the electric power steering (eps) assist.

If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power steering control module (pscm) and the instrument cluster module, free of charge. if a vehicle shows a history of a loss of the torque sensor signal or fault codes relating to the pscm when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, the affected components will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on july 18, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s05.

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 www.safercar.gov.
09/06/00 Suspension and Steering Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. these vehicles may have a mis-assembled or incorrectly manufactured nut that attaches the steering wheel assembly to the steering column. the nut could be upside down in the steering wheel assembly, which could overstress the steering column shaft when the nut is tightened. in addition, some of the nuts may have been cracked during manufacture resulting in the nut fracturing when it is tightened during vehicle assembly.

Either of these conditions can lead to the steering wheel becoming loose or separating from the steering column, resulting in loss of steering control.

Dealers will inspect and replace the steering wheel retention armature and, if necessary, the steering column to correct this condition.

Owner notification began september 6, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
02/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2018 ford escape vehicles. the side curtain air bags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.

If the component detaches during deployment, it may enter the passenger compartment and be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, as necessary, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin january 2018. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s44.

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 www.safercar.gov.
08/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2016 ford escape vehicles. the driver's knee airbag modules installed in these vehicles were produced without the inflator gas generant material, and, as a result, the air bags may not inflate properly in the event of a crash. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection."

In the event of a crash, if the driver's knee air bag does not inflate as intended, the driver has an increased risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace driver's knee air bag, free of charge. the recall began on august 8, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17c11.

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 www.safercar.gov.
09/06/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2017 ford escape titanium and se vehicles manufactured october 5, 2015, to may 12, 2016. the settings for the closing-force of the power-operated windows may allow the windows to close on an object such as a body part and injure it before the windows auto-reverse. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 118, "power-operated window systems."

If a window closes on a body part, it can increase the risk of injury.

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the power window operating system software, free of charge. the recall began on september 6, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16c12.

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 www.safercar.gov.
01/07/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured january 11, 2012, to april 1, 2013, and 2013-2014 focus st vehicles manufactured may 03, 2012, to october 14, 2013. insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the manifold absolute pressure (map) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (pcm).

The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. the recall began on january 7, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s17-s1.

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 www.safercar.gov.
05/26/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 ford c-max vehicles manufactured january 19, 2012, to november 21, 2013; ford fusion vehicles manufactured february 3, 2012, to august 24, 2013; ford escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, to november 1, 2013; and lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured april 25, 2012, to september 30, 2013. the coating on portions of the restraint control module (rcm) may crack, and when exposed to humidity, circuits on the printed circuit board may short.

The short circuits could cause the frontal air bags, side curtain air bags and the seat belt pretensioners to not function as intended when needed, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rcm, free of charge. parts are not currently available. the recall began on may 26,2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s21.

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 www.safercar.gov.
10/06/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, to april 1, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines and focus st vehicles manufactured february 14, 2012, to october 14, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines. insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the manifold absolute pressure (map) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (pcm).

The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. the recall began in october 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s17.

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 www.safercar.gov.
07/16/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 ford escape vehicles manufactured october 15, 2013, through october 22, 2013. the panorama roof glass may not be properly bonded to the attaching bracket.

If the glass panel is improperly bonded, the glass may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

Ford has notified owners. dealers will inspect each vehicle and replace the front roof glass if its production date and sequence number falls within the affected range, free of charge. the recall is began on july 14, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s13.

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 www.safercar.gov.
05/30/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 c-max, and escape vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the restraint control module (rcm) may have errors in the programming software which may result in a delayed deployment of the side-curtain rollover air bag.

If the side-curtain rollover air bag is delayed in deploying in certain rollover circumstances, the risk of injury to the passengers is increased.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the rcm, free of charge. the recall began on may 30, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s04.

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 www.safercar.gov.
11/22/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain trucks, passenger cars and sport utility vehicles, the windshield wiper motor may have been produced without grease being applied to the output shaft gear.

After a period of continuous use on the high speed setting, lack of grease on the output shaft gear may cause the gear to distort or fracture during operation resulting in a loss of wiper function. inoperative wipers under inclement weather conditions could cause a crash due to impaired visibility.

Dealers will inspect the wiper motor for the presence of grease and grease the wiper motor gears if necessary. the recall began on november 22, 2005. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673 or lincoln/mercury at 1-800-521-4140.

Ford recall no. 05s40. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
01/10/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility vehicles built with 3.0l v6 engines, the accelerator cable may prevent the throttle from returning to the idle position.

An unexpected increase in engine idle speed may increase stopping distance and may result in a vehicle crash.

Dealers will replace the accelerator cable. the recall began on january 10, 2005. owners should contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford recall no. 04s25.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
08/06/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles equipped with speed control. the speed control cable can have a cracked or missing speed control cable servo cap locating tab. the locating tab could enter the servo clutch cavity and interfere with the speed control servo clutch. also, water could enter those units that contain a cracked or missing servo cap locating tab, eventually causing corrosion that could interfere with the function of the speed control.

If either of these conditions occurs and the speed control is used, the speed control could prevent the throttle from returning to idle, resulting in a stuck throttle. a stuck throttle could result in a crash.

Dealers will inspect the speed control cables. vehicles with speed control cables from cavities 3 and 4 will have the cable the speed control servo replaced.

Owner notification began august 6, 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/25/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2014 ford f-150 and e-350, 2014-2015 ford escape, and 2015 lincoln mkc vehicles. improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles.

The improperly manufactured bolts may fracture. if a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected bolts, free of charge. interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed september 8, 2017. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available in the fourth quarter of 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s17.

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 www.safercar.gov.
01/27/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 ford focus, 2013-2015 ford escape and ford c-max, 2015 lincoln mkc and ford mustang, and 2014-2016 ford transit connect vehicles. a component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.

A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door latches with an improved part, free of charge. the recall began on january 27, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s30.

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 www.safercar.gov.
05/26/15 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 ford c-max vehicles manufactured january 19, 2012, to november 21, 2013; ford fusion vehicles manufactured february 3, 2012, to august 24, 2013; ford escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, to november 1, 2013; and lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured april 25, 2012, to september 30, 2013. the coating on portions of the restraint control module (rcm) may crack, and when exposed to humidity, circuits on the printed circuit board may short.

The short circuits could cause the frontal air bags, side curtain air bags and the seat belt pretensioners to not function as intended when needed, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rcm, free of charge. parts are not currently available. the recall began on may 26,2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s21.

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 www.safercar.gov.
05/30/14 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, through april 10, 2014. due to an assembly misalignment between the exterior door handle and the door outer panel, the affected vehicles have doors that may be difficult to close or may possibly open while driving.

A door that opens unexpectedly may result in an unrestrained occupant falling from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the mounting of the door handles, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 30, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14s03.

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 www.safercar.gov.
05/30/14 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 ford fusion and lincoln mkz vehicles manufactured august 15, 2012, through september 10, 2013, 2013-2014 ford escape vehicles manufactured june 5, 2012, through august 12, 2013, and 2013-2014 ford c-max vehicles manufactured from july 23, 2012, through may 28, 2013. the driver and passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with sub-standard weld joints used to attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame. the affected seat backs may have insufficient strength to meet the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 207, "seating systems."

The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatback, free of charge. the recall began on may 30, 2014. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14c03.

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 www.safercar.gov.
03/27/13 Other Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 focus and c-max vehicles built from november 16, 2012, through november 21, 2012; and model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from november 14, 2012, through november 21, 2012. the left rear door child lock was built incorrectly. as a result, the child lock may not engage when the operator uses normal force to activate the child lock.

The operator may incorrectly believe the child lock is engaged. however, the door may be opened from the inside, increasing the risk of injury to an unrestrained child.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the affected rear door latches, and replace them as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on march 27, 2013. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 13s02.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 www.safercar.gov.
07/20/12 Other Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from march 8, 2012 through june 7, 2012. due to mis-positioned carpet padding the center console trim panel may be pushed outboard of the intended position, reducing clearance relative to the pedal package.

The reduced clearance may result in the driver?s foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal, increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the carpet padding and left-side console trim panel replaced with a new panel, free of charge. the recall began on july 20, 2012. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 12s34.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
05/19/06 Other Certain sport utility vehicles equipped without side air curtains or moonroofs fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impact." during testing, the free motion head form registered a measurement above the permitted limit at the left hand a-pillar trim area.

In the event of a vehicle crash, personal injury to occupants may occur.

Dealers will make modifications to the energy absorbing material located above the headliner in the affected area free of charge. the recall began on may 19, 2006. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 06c12.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/31/05 Other Certain 2004-2005 sport utility vehicles and certain 2001-2003 sport utiity vehicle having rear liftgate components serviced with 2004 equivalent components fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 206, 'door locks and door retention components.' the rear liftgate latching system does not meet the inertia load requirement in one direction.

If the liftgate is left unlocked, there is the potential that it may open during a crash.

Dealers will replace the rear liftgate latch release rod, the release rod attachment clip and the door handle return spring. the recall began on march 31, 2005. owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 04c09.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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Ford Escape Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.