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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 10 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 2002 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

“System overvoltage at high rpm”

Raymond H., NV (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“I consider replacing the battery as normal wear and tare - could happen to any vehicle”

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Both failed within months of each other. App. $200 each installed”

Anonymous, IA (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Engine missing on occasion and computer can't tell if it's coils or plugs”

Anonymous, WA (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“coil pack gave out on a trip and ended up having to rebuild one head. total cost was $3,000. dealer refused to reimburse any of it due to "as agreement”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Coils, cables, and plugs in back of motor went bad. Top of motor has to be removed for access. Labor intensive!”

Anonymous, KS (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Needed to replace fuel injectors”

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Had to replace 2 ignition coils and spark plugs on 2 cylinders within 3 months”

Anonymous, KY (2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Engine misses especially when cold or damp outside. Ford service has been unable to identify the problem”

Anonymous, SC (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Ordinary 100000 mile replacement. Very expensive. they had to take a lot of the top of the engine off to get to the back three plugs”

Rich M., MT (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Spark plug blew out destroying coil. Hilicoil was installed to fix”

Ervin S., PA (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Electronic ignition

“Several coil packs failed causing raw gas to be sent into catalytic converter which has failed”

Anonymous, MT (2002 Ford Escape XLT 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

“Tone ring prone to breakage”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Initially when the car is placed in drive, the brakes puslate until reaching a speed of approximately 25 mph. At that time the ABS light comes on and I have brakes but do not have ABS working properly. Thought to be related to wheel bearing issues”

Jeffrey J., MI (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“a clip broke causing the ABS to kick in during normal braking”

Anonymous, MN (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Calipers

“Right front caliper failed, and brake line broke”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Replaced them 3 years ago, had to do so again. Next time will be with uprated parts”

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

“After 58000 miles, brake pads were wearing - normal wear”

Glen G., WI (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“bleeders froze”

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Repair was done in a timely manner. Expected with year and milage”

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Ford Escape Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“normal brake wear”

Anonymous, MN (2002 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Squeaking

“suspension and steering noises”

Jeffrey J., MI (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“The paint on the hood is chipped and peeling off”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Paint on hood is chipping off”

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Peeling paint”

Anonymous, NM (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Serious peeling resulting in rust”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)

“total rust through on driver's rear quarter over wheel well”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“the interior trim on the doors peeled away so we had to replace it”

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

“Complete failure. Had to replace. EGR value exploded”

Anonymous, SC (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“needed to replace the converter which required replacing the entire exhaust system - over $3000.00. Very poor design in my opinion”

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“2 of the catalytic converters went out at the same time as the coil pack”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Age related rust at exhaust system joints caused leaks”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

“Gaskets and fastners had to be replaced. Caused LOUD clicking noises until repaired”

Anonymous, GA (2002 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

“normal wear and tear”

Anonymous, NE (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“The power steering pump failed and had to be replaced”

Thomas G., CA (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Not surprised given age of car”

G H., ON (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“This was the subject of a recall for Escapes in the "salt belt" (mid-Atlantic and North Eastern states where salt is used in snow control). Driving in the salted snow caused damage to the rack over time”

Anonymous, DC (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

“Not surprised given the age of the car”

G H., ON (2002 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 compressor

“leaking, needs to be replaced probably in the next month or so”

Anonymous, CT (2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“I imagine compressor failed due to age; replacement compressor sounds like an old treadle sewing machine every time it kicks in. Mechanic said that's the way they sound but I disagree. But that's another issue”

Cecilia S., IN (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Failure of latching mechanism in rear tail gate”

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“Two lowest speeds no longer work”

Bruce G., MA (2002 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“This weekend I noticed that it's leaking antifreeze, looks like from the thermostat”

Kim N., CO (2002 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

“Short in wiring harness of the left headlamp required wiring harness replacement. Left headlamp worked intermittently”

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Could not get the part. Mechanic made it work”

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Ford Escape Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“interior lights would not turn off”

Peter R., VT (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“rear window wiper motor stopped working”

Peter R., VT (2002 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

“Weather striping does not stay glued and ages too fast: dries out over time and loses elasticity and 'bounce back' again inside of door frame preventing tight seal. Windows should be thicker to cut down on noise/rock damage - never mind the CAFE req!”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“Spent money trying to locate high pitch squeal upon any acceleration; noise then goes away. Mechanics can't pinpoint cause”

Cecilia S., IN (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“This vehicle is poorly noise insulated and hard to hear certain radio programming at expressway speeds or carry on normal conversation. Also, florescent radio/clock display impossible to see in sunlight or wearing dark glasses. Test design??!!”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The wind noise in this vehicle is so loud that people in the back seat are unable to hear any conversation in the front seat with the radio off, and windows rolled up tight. Terrible for conversations”

Anonymous, OR (2002 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

“timing chain cover was leaking. replaced cover and many gaskets”

Anonymous, CT (2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Engine oil pan gasket leaking”

Gregory S., MI (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Front and rear crankshaft seals leaked. used additive to swell seals”

Ervin S., PA (2002 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“The evaporative emissions canester needed to be replaced. The "check engine light" came on. In the history of this vehicle, starting around 40,000 miles, the evaporative emissions has been a recurring problem”

Michael P., NJ (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Coil failure led to excessive emissions which clogged catalytic converters. There are three cc's & two are integral portions of the exhaust manifolds while the third is part of the exhaust system beyond the manifold. Even with the mechanic cutting”

Anonymous, IA (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Fuel pump failed with no warning”

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“Oil leaking into coil causing it to missfire. Cost +_ $3,000. to repair but the car had 230,000 miles on it”

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“We had to replace the engine as it quit working”

Anonymous, ON (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Had to have engine rebuilt because engine stopped running. Replacement has a jerking motion when driving. Almost feels like shifting, but it's not the transmission”

Anonymous, OR (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Occasional pink fluid leaked”

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Though the car is over 13 yrs old this is the first major problem we've had. We had the solenoid replaced but may have to have the transmission rebuilt”

Frederick M., OR (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Rough shifting

“Transmission fluid degradation caused a 3-4 shift shudder”

Gregory S., MI (2002 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

CD player

“The CD player no longer works at all. One day we tried to play a disc, and it displayed an error message. I proceeded to try to eject the disc, and it would not eject it. It wouldn't eject any of the other discs either (it holds 6). Since that day, we can not get any of the discs out and can not play any that are in it”

Anonymous, CO (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“6 CD player became jammed. Replaced with after market receiver”

Anonymous, WA (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Shorted out, would randomly change channels - and never stop changing channels”

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford Escape XLT 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

Transfer case

“Had to Replace”

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
CV joint

“2nd replacement since owning”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“Rebuilt transmission at 240,000 miles. The car is used to pull trailer with heavy load 200 or so miles 3 to 4 times a month. Tried to pull large, cab over rental truck out of mud. Continually pulling on the truck is probably what burned the transmiss”

Thomas B., NC (2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

“Just overheated once and quit”

Anonymous, ON (2002 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

“All four pistons on the rear gate and rear glass failed”

Anonymous, NM (2002 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
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
Dec 07 2004
AN UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN ENGINE IDLE SPEED MAY INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCE AND MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES BUILT WITH 3.0L V6 ENGINES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE MAY PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR CABLE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 10, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.
For more information:
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).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V574000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 470245
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
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