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Although classified as a small SUV, Escape's relatively spacious interior stretches the definition of small. Offering a strong V6 and good handling, Escape delivers good ride quality Developed side-by-side with the Mazda Tribute, differences in ride quality plus certain differences in interior trim led us to rate the Escape slightly higher than the Tribute.
Alerts
There are 15 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2001 Ford Escape owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

“Alternator failure. Stranded on the road. Flat-bedded to service”

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Ford Escape XLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Dead Battery”

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Normal replacements”

N P., CA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“needed new battery and alternator”

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Check Engine light indicates a problem with individual coils on cyllinders 2 and 4, This requires an expensive and labor intensive project to replace them”

Anonymous, IN (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“coil failure when acceleration is needed”

Anonymous, LA (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Three coils replaced at 55000 miles”

Anonymous, NV (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Replace all COP (coil on plug)”

Anonymous, NC (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“spark plug needed replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

“not starting, when started, does not continue to idle, unexpected acceleration”

Anonymous, LA (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)
Engine harness

“wire to fuel pump shorted. took to Ford dealerships and repaired. Somewhere in the wiring there is still a short which runs down the battery overnight. leave battery disconnected until corrected”

Anonymous, AL (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“This cost me the most to diagnose and fix. Finally had to replace harness -too many clips broken to fix individually- by my son”

Anonymous, MD (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Starter

“Fuel Pump & Transmission Flush”

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Erratic starting problem currently. May be solinoid or starter relay”

N P., CA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel cap

“Fuel cap (factory installed) leaked and had to be replaced; computer reset”

Anonymous, NV (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Fuel pump

“Leaking fuel, needed replacement”

Jose F., FL (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Fuel pump had to be replaced just quit working, stranding us at the Store. Towed vehicle home replaced fuel pump without taking the fuel tank out access panel under back seat real easy to fix but expensive for pump”

Wes S., UT (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Fuel pump (replacement for factory original) failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NV (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“engine quit. need to repair fuel system”

Jack J., CA (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“fuel pump went out suddenly. Second time in two years”

Anonymous, AL (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Fuel pump needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Escape kept stalling the day prior to failing. Went to a customer's house and afterwards the Escape would not start and left me stranded”

Anonymous, VA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Two where self distruct”

Anonymous, WI (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Fuel injection system

“Biggest problem is with mixer fuel”

Anonymous, LA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“A/C stopped working completely last summer (2014). Auto shop said they will go ahead and replace all parts while they are at it at a cost of about $950”

Kurt K., CO (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“It just broke. time for a new one after 12 years. that's pretty good”

Rex J., FL (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“see comments for the coolant”

Anonymous, ON (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Replaced in 2012 and hoses checked. Still won't maintain a charge. Control knob broken so unable to change from pointing to windshield or into cabin”

Anonymous, MD (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“had to replace A/C cost approx $1,200”

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)

“Noisy and inefficient. Once changed and now after 2 years it has to be changed again”

Lidia R., NJ (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“System leaks out the coolant in a few hours. Blows hot air”

Anonymous, VA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Repaired several times. Never fixed”

Anonymous, MN (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“I have had ongoing issues with the A/C for most of the life of the vehicle. Every time they repair it, it lasts for a while and eventually peters out. I have paid to service coolant leaks and the compressor many times, but the fixes never last long”

Anonymous, ON (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“I have to load refrigerant three times during a summer”

Lidia R., NJ (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“Engine knocks and seems to slip at speeds over 30-35 mph”

Anonymous, AL (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“All of the motors seals had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear seals and small oil leaks oil pan etc”

Dave L., MI (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“engine collects oil and dirt”

Allen L., TX (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“oil leaks in various under car locations”

Anonymous, PA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“very small leak but smell comes thru air conditioner when car is at very slow speeds”

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“oil pan gasket”

Andy W., CA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Faulty gasket leaks oil and affects oil pressure”

Erik H., WA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“Just general old vehicle noises”

Anonymous, AK (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“unsure source on noise. Also appear to have vacuum leak, possible brake”

Jack J., CA (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Dr the top of the line mod there is entirely to much noise, both road and body parts. Also getting re also fixed has been a problem”

Linda N., GA (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“We tried everything to fix the noise but no luck”

Linda N., GA (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“It is noticable when driving down the road, and something one has to get used to”

Anonymous, MN (2001 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Seals around doors are shot. Have not felt a need to replace them, as it does not seem to impact road noise or water penetration”

Kurt K., CO (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Both running boards rusted to the point that they had to be removed. The inside decorations on the back doors, came loose and had to be regaled on”

Anonymous, MN (2001 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“This car came with factory installed running boards. They have completely rusted through and fallen off. The mounting brackets are mouinted with bolts that have undersize heads and they are rusted tight and impossible to get off”

Anonymous, IN (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Left rear quarter panel rusted through to door opening”

Anonymous, IL (2001 Ford Escape XLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The car has had way to much rust. Several recalls for braces that cause steering problems. Brake lines rotted and broke almost causing a disastrous wreck. Metal shield around gas tank is rusting away. I had to remove running boards because they were”

Anonymous, WV (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Rusted thru from the inside at both rear wheel wells along top and front”

Anonymous, MI (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Rusted out door bottoms and rocker panels”

Anonymous, NB (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“rust in all four doorways”

Anonymous, PA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

“Ball joints were clunking and they were replaced”

Paul P., NY (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“replaced struts at 161000”

Anonymous, OK (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

“knocking when hitting bumps”

Anonymous, LA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Wheel balance

“been fixed”

Tony L., NM (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Power steering leaks

“Had to replace the power steering rack and pinion and power steering switch”

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Ford Escape XLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“$3200 to repair automatic transmission. Lost 1st gear. Limped along for about before I got it repaired”

Thomas W., GA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“After I replaced the control arm, the ABS ring and the axel, my transmission began making loud screaching noises and eventually stopped moving”

Holly V., MA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“replaced original transmission at 75K miles, second transmission around 160K miles”

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Clutch replacement

“No problem with the replacement, just the problem that required its replacement”

Anonymous, MD (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“wore out, replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Warning lights

“The battery light is on. It never goes out. Nothing is wrong. Multiple service departments indicate that it is a short somewhere”

Glenn T., WA (2001 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)
Cruise control

“Stopped working when tailgate became an issue”

Rich G., MI (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“head light has water in it, can't remove lens”

Allen L., TX (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Bulb needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“It blew up”

Anonymous, WI (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Vehicle was losing power while driving or would not start and had to be towed”

Anonymous, MO (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“All 5 converters failed”

Anonymous, LA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Rusted exhaust manifold and flex coupling”

Anonymous, NB (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

“2 of 4 doors unable to open”

Anonymous, ON (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Can't seem to find a suitably inexpensive fix for the tail gate locking mechanism”

Rich G., MI (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Lift gate glass hinges broke off while opening the glass with in one month of each other”

Anonymous, MI (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“Front left calipers seized up”

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Squeaking

“Brakes squeaked when applied & were replaced”

Barbara S., FL (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Brakes were squealing”

Barbara S., FL (2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“It chatters when shifting into overdrive”

Dave L., MI (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“It takes a few seconds for the gears to shift, especially if I'm starting off on an uphill incline”

Anonymous, DC (2001 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“Check engine came on (blinking only), went off and came back on periodically while we were on a trip. When we returned home, were told by dealer there was at least one bad cylinder. recommended replacing engine rather than repairing it. We opted for”

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Had to replace engine”

Jude K., CA (2001 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

“needed new water pump, hoses, radiator”

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Car kept overheating. We replaced the water pump and the car still overheated. We found the radiator was leaking and we needed to replace it. It is still loosing fluid and the light comes on periodically”

Juli P., CA (2001 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Traction control

“Ring on CV joint split making antilock brakes fail”

William L., IL (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

“radio unit had display that ran from normal to so dim you couldn't see it, to being out completely. The Radio, CD, and cassette all worked but lights were out most of time”

Anonymous, WV (2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Sep 29 2015
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.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V606000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
Jun 03 2015
Use of an incorrectly sized wheel bearing can adversely affect the braking and steering of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
The Timken Company (Timken) is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles. The affected wheel bearings have incorrect dimensions of a 42mm bore, 76mm outer dimension, and 39mm width, instead of a 42mm bore, 78mm outer dimension and a 45mm width.
What should you do:
Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge. The recall began on May 21, 2015. Owners may contact Timken customer service at 1-866-984-6536.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15E045000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 576
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Apr 02 2014
A separation of the lower control arm can result in a significant loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 Escape vehicles manufactured October 22, 1999, through January 23, 2004, originally sold, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. These vehicles may experience excessive corrosion at the forward attachment of the lower control arm.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a newly designed reinforcement cross-brace, 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 14S02.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V165000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 348950
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Jul 26 2012
A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2004 Escape vehicles equipped with 3.0L V6 engines and speed control manufactured from October 22, 1999, through January 23, 2004. Inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not speed control (cruise control) is used.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. The safety recall began August 3, 2012. Remedy parts are expected to be available in mid-August 2012. Until then dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy, if parts are not available at the time of an owner's service appointment. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
For more information:
Ford's recall campaign number is 12S37.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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V353000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 529719
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Jan 09 2012
CORROSION CAN DEVELOP IN THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR LEADING TO MELTING, SMOKE OR A FIRE.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2002 ESCAPE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 22, 1999, THROUGH JULY 19, 2002, EQUIPPED WITH A BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR CAP THAT COULD LEAK BRAKE FLUID. IF BRAKE FLUID LEAKS FROM THE CAP, IT COULD COME IN CONTACT WITH THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR CAP AND THE ABS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WILL BE MODIFIED. AN INTERIM LETTER WAS MAILED ON JANUARY 20, 2012. DUE TO A PARTS DELAY, HOWEVER, THE REMEDY MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE CURRENTLY. IF PARTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, FORD WILL INSTRUCT OWNERS TO PARK THEIR VEHICLES OUTSIDE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN IS RELATED TO 07V-156.
For more information:
FORD'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 11S24.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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V005000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 244530
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Apr 10 2007
AN ELECTRICAL SHORT MIGHT CAUSE AN ABS MALFUNCTION THAT WOULD ILLUMINATE THE ABS WARNING LIGHT, AND IN SOME CASES, THE MODULE MAY OVERHEAT RESULTING IN BURNING ODOR, SMOKE, AND/OR FIRE. THIS CONDITION COULD OCCUR EITHER WHEN THE VEHICLE IGNITION SWITCH IS IN THE OFF POSITION OR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTILOCK BRAKES (ABS), THE ABS MODULE CONNECTOR MAY HAVE MISSING OR DISLODGED WIRE SEALS. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW CONTAMINATION TO ENTER THE MODULE CONNECTOR, CREATING A POTENTIAL FOR AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR TO THE ABS MODULE FOR MISSING OR DISLODGED WIRE SEALS, AND REPAIR OR REPLACE THE HARNESS CONNECTOR AS APPROPRIATE. THE DEALER WILL ALSO INSPECT THE CONNECTOR ON THE ABS MODULE AND REPLACE IT IF IT IS FOUND TO BE CORRODED OR DAMAGED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 23, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 07S51.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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V156000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 446460
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Mar 29 2007
LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN RESULT IN POOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH PART NUMBERS 10-2925, 10-2987, 10-2987MZA, 10-3083, 11-3015, 11-3042, 11-3044, 11-3045, 11-3047, 11-3064, AND 11-3156, AND WITH DATE CODES LOWER THAN DCA7078 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE SEAL ON MASTER CYLINDER CAN FAIL AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID.
What should you do:
CARDONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE ANY DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDERS. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING APRIL 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CARDONE AT 1-800-777-4780.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE.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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13128
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Dec 20 2004
IF THE LIFTGATE IS LEFT UNLOCKED, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT IT MAY OPEN DURING A CRASH.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 04C09.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V602000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 262113
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Apr 06 2004
SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L V6 ENGINES, DURING DECELERATION, THE ENGINE CAN STALL.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
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).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V165000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 321903
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Dec 05 2003
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, A POST WITHIN THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE COVERS COULD FRACTURE, WHICH COULD AFFECT LATCH FUNCTION, RESULTING IN EITHER A "NO LATCH" OR "PARTIAL LATCH" CONDITION. IN THE "PARTIAL LATCH" CONDITION, THE BUCKLE TONGUE CAN BE INSERTED INTO THE BUCKLE AND APPEAR TO BE ENGAGED, BUT WILL RELEASE FROM THE BUCKLE WITHOUT THE PUSH BUTTON BEING DEPRESSED WHEN A RELATIVELY LOW LOAD IS APPLIED, SUCH AS WHEN AN OCCUPANT MOVES SLIGHTLY IN THE SEAT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL HAVE THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SAFETY BELT BUCKLE COVER REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED SERVICE BUCKLE COVER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 2, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 03S10.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V507000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 132243
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES
Nov 27 2000
THIS CONDITION WILL LIKELY RESULT IN SUDDEN AND COMPLETE LOSS OF THE WINDSHIELD WIPER FUNCTION, OR OF THE WIPER FUNCTION ON THE DRIVER SIDE ONLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE WINDSHIELD WIPER LINKAGE CAN DISENGAGE DUE TO A BROKEN BALL SOCKET.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE WIPER MODULE.
For more information:
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 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).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V387002
Potential Number of Units Affected: 46000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
Sep 18 2000
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE O-RING SEALS IN THE FUEL LINE CONNECTOR AT THE OUTLET END OF THE FUEL FILTER WERE DAMAGED WHEN THE LINE WAS CONNECTED TO THE FILTER DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. IN SOME CASES, THIS DAMAGE COULD RESULT IN A FUEL ODOR, OR POSSIBLY IN FUEL DRIPPING FROM THE CONNECTION.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE FUEL LINE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 27, 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.
For more information:
ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V277001
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10850
WHEELS:CENTER SECTION
Sep 12 2000
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SOME 4X2 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES NOT EQUIPPED WITH AN ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY BEEN BUILT WITH 4X4 REAR HUBS INSTEAD OF 4X2 HUBS. IF THE INCORRECT HUBS ARE INSTALLED ON A 4X2 VEHICLE, THE REAR WHEELS CAN LOOSEN, OR IN SOME CASES, SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR HUBS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THEM. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 25, 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.
For more information:
ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V260001
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1325
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Aug 09 2000
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.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
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).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V210001
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1193
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Aug 08 2000
EITHER OF THESE CONDITIONS CAN LEAD TO THE STEERING WHEEL BECOMING LOOSE OR SEPARATING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN, RESULTING IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE STEERING WHEEL RETENTION ARMATURE AND, IF NECESSARY, THE STEERING COLUMN TO CORRECT THIS CONDITION.
For more information:
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).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V223001
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1393
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