Ford has once again expanded a door handle recall, this time affecting 2.3 million vehicles.
It's likely NHTSA asked Ford to expand the recall because all affected vehicles weren't included in the August recall. That recall was for only certain areas of the country which Ford said had higher ambient temperatures. Vehicles outside those specific areas weren't included in the recall, but Ford said they could be included in a "customer satisfaction program.
So much for the "solar loading" defense.keep reading article "Goodbye Regional, Hello Nationwide Recall of Ford Door Handles"
The 2017 Escape has barely even rolled off dealer lots.
Well, you better roll it back because the popular CUV has been recalled with windows that close with too much gusto.
The automaker provided very limited information but did say the power window system can exceed the "regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force."
That's a really fancy way of saying the windows slam. Ford hasn't announced when the recall will begin.keep reading article "The 2017 Escape's Windows Close with Too Much Force"
Ford is having a problem keeping its vehicle's doors closed, prompting another massive recall.
If they keep it up, they might have trouble keeping their doors open too. Ford says about 830,000 vehicles in North America need fixes to stop the doors from popping open while driving. This isn't the automaker's first time dealing with this problem. In 2015 they recalled nearly 550,000 vehicles for a similar issue.
Unlike the previous recall, however, this one will only take place in what Ford is calling areas of "higher ambient temperature."…keep reading article "A Recall to Keep Doors Closed While Driving"
d's pawl spring issues have had their doors blown wide open. Yes, I went there.keep reading article "Regional Recall For Another 830,000 Vehicles with Busted Pawl Springs"
Ford says a recall of 830,000 vehicles in North America is needed to fix doors that may open while driving, but only if those vehicles are in certain areas.
Ford is also recalling 49,000 vehicles because the seat backs might have faulty welds where the recliner mechanism attaches to the seat frame.
The concern here is the seats won't hold in a crash. The recall affects the 2013-14 Ford Escape, [C-Max], and [Fusion]. The issue also affects the Lincoln MKZ.
There is no scheduled date for the recall to begin, but owners should be on the lookout for a notification soon from Ford.keep reading article "Bad Seat Welds for the Escape, C-Max, and Fusion"
435,000 Escape SUVs have a subframe that can rust and cause the lower control arm to break off.
If your control arm is dragging on the ground, steering suddenly gets a lot more difficult -- go figure. The problem affects 2001-2004 Escape SUVs that are sold or registered in the "salt belt" states, where large quantities of road salt are used during the winter. The states include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as Washington, D.C.
This recall also affects vehicles in the Canada because in case you didn't know, it snows up there sometimes and they're pretty familiar with road salt as well. The following provinces are affected: New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.
Ford is aware of at least one crash related to this issue, but thankfully no injuries occurred. Dealers will install a cross-brace reinforcement to make sure the lower control arm stays in place. No word yet on when that will start.keep reading article "Subframe Recall for the 2001-04 Escape"
First, Ford said to stop driving your Escape until it could get repaired. Now they're saying that "repair" probably didn't work.
Ford is recalling 9,500 Escapes because a previous recall might not have fixed the problem. The affected vehicles were manufactured from October 5, 2011, through July 11, 2012. Ford says the engine compartment fuel line may have been installed incorrectly when repaired under the prior recall. The placement of the fuel line could cause irritation to the line and cause it to leak.
All affected vehicles, repaired or otherwise, need to be inspected.keep reading article "Chestnuts Still Roasting on an EcoBoost Fire"