Recalls for 2013 Ford Escape

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 14V164000

Recall Date: 04/02/2014

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: THE BACK OF THE SUBJECT SEATS MAY BECOME LOOSE OR LEAN WHILE DRIVING AND POTENTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN CERTAIN CRASHES.

What Owners Should Do: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEATBACK, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AROUND MAY 19, 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. FORD'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 14C03.

Recall Number: 13V583000

Recall Date: 11/25/2013

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: LEAKING ENGINE OIL MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH A HOT ENGINE SURFACE POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

What Owners Should Do: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE ENGINE SHIELDING, COOLING AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY JANUARY 23, 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13S12.

Recall Number: 13V584000

Recall Date: 11/25/2013

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

What Owners Should Do: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FUEL LINE, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY JANUARY 23, 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13S12.

Recall Number: 13V085000

Recall Date: 03/07/2013

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE AFFECTED REAR DOOR LATCHES, AND REPLACE THEM AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 25, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

Recall Number: 12V551000

Recall Date: 12/03/2012

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: IF FLAMMABLE ENGINE FLUIDS COME IN CONTACT WITH THE VEHICLE¿S HOT EXHAUST SYSTEM, A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 12V431000

Recall Date: 09/04/2012

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: AS LEAKING ENGINE COOLANT EVAPORATES ON THE HOT ENGINE, THE GLYCOL MAY IGNITE CAUSING AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 12V336000

Recall Date: 07/18/2012

Problem Summary: 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. THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FUEL LINE WHICH MAY SPLIT, RESULTING IN A LEAK.

Consequence: IF THIS LEAK OCCURS IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF A FIRE AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY.

What Owners Should Do: FORD WILL NOTIFY AND INSTRUCT OWNERS TO STOP DRIVING THEIR VEHICLES AND CONTACT A FORD OR LINCOLN DEALER TO ARRANGE PICK-UP OF THEIR VEHICLE. CUSTOMERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A RENTAL VEHICLE IF NEEDED. THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FUEL LINE, FREE CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 20, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.

Recall Number: 12V319000

Recall Date: 07/06/2012

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 23, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.

Recall Number: 12V319000

Recall Date: 07/06/2012

Problem Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 23, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.

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