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 |  Mar 12 2013, 11:40 AM


Families with 2013 Ford C-Max, Escape and Focus vehicles will be paying a visit to the nearest Ford service department as soon as possible, over a defective child safety door lock. Continue Reading…

 |  Dec 10 2012, 3:02 PM

Ford announced today that it solved the problem posing a fire risk in the 2013 Escape and 2013 Fusion which caused the company to recall both equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. 

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 |  Dec 01 2012, 12:01 PM

Ford is issuing a recall on its 2013 Escape and Fusion models equipped with the 1.6-liter engine for a possible fire hazard.

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 |  Oct 05 2012, 11:39 AM

NHTSA has announced that an investigation into about 1.6 million Ford Escape SUVs is being considered. 

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 |  Jul 30 2012, 9:02 AM

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

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 |  Jul 17 2012, 7:45 PM

After a recall, a petition and a fatal accident, NHTSA is once again looking into stuck throttle incidents in model year 01-04 Ford Escapes and Mazda Tributes.

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 |  Jul 14 2012, 5:03 PM

Ford is recalling over 10,000 2013 Escapes due to mispositioned carpet padding that could lead to interference when braking.

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 |  Jan 11 2012, 12:15 PM


It seems this is the first major recall of the year, and it comes from the Ford Motor Company. Ford is recalling 450,426 vehicles consisting of three different models for two separate reasons which they announced all together this morning.

205,896 model year 2004-2005 Ford Freestars and Mercury Montereys are being brought in by Ford because of a weak torque converter output shaft which is at risk of failing. If this shaft is compromised the driver of the vehicle will experience a sudden loss of all drive power with no warning. This recall is expected to begin the second calendar quarter of 2012.

Along with the Minivans, 244,530 Ford Escapes are being recalled thanks to a brake master cylinder cap which is at risk of leaking brake fluid. If the brake fluid leaks it would cover the ABS module wiring harness connector which could result in corrosion of the electrical connection, and eventually melting, smoke, and fire. This recall affects model year 2001-2002 Escapes that were built between October 22, 1999,through July 19, 2002, and is expected to begin on January,23rd 2012. However Ford has also said that there may be a parts shortage for this particular cap at dealers, so while owners will be contacted soon, they may have to leave their vehicles with Ford for an extended period of time before the problem can be remedied.