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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.
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There are 8 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 2004 Ford Escape owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“My car came with factory-installed running boards, I believe. Both of them had rusted almost completely. One fell off while driving on the highway. I was able to detach the other with one hand. It crumbled to pieces”

George S., IL (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“running boards rusted and one fell off”

James T., IL (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Just that. Interior molds to the passenger door came loose. Had to use duct tape to keep it in place”

Anonymous, KY (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Roof is cracking and peeling”

William B., NY (2004 Ford Escape Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Entire hood and some (very little) of the side panels paint oxidized (?) cracked and peeled off. Getting it painted Monday, April 27, 2015 for a fee estimated at $800.00”

Pamela M., MI (2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
Rust

“rusting out of the rear wheel well openings”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The rear fenders around the wheel wells are rusting very badly”

Anonymous, MI (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“the whole rear passenger shock rusted out”

Anonymous, WI (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“wheel wells are extremely rusted. problem began when we had the car about 5 years”

William B., NY (2004 Ford Escape Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“rusting”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Significant rear wheel well rust through. Bottom door edge and rear hatch edge rust”

Margaret M., NY (2004 Ford Escape XLT 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Body has rusted above the left rear tire. Every Blue 2004 Escape I have looked at has the same problem. Had to have been a clogged nozzle in the paint booth for this to be on every car”

Patricia M., MI (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Right wheel rusted out and shock absorber punched into the cabin”

George E., ON (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Running boards are rusted and loose. Side panels by wheel wells in rear have rust”

Anonymous, MI (2004 Ford Escape XLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“underbody rust, surface rust on trim (rear window / hatch)”

James T., IL (2004 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

“All needed to be replaced for the first time since auto was purchased”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Had to have rotated several times and finally replaced”

Patty B., TN (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“replaced for first time since purchased of auto”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)
Antilock system (ABS)

“Mechanic says the light is always a sensor issue. Have replaced multiple times and it still comes on. I have sent this to several mechanics”

Patty B., TN (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“sensor failed”

Dennis R., MI (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The brass ring that is on the axle that is used to allow the ABS system to work fell off”

Sharon E., IL (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Failed speed sensor”

Dwayne W., NL (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

“replaced brakes for second time on vehicle”

Dennis R., MI (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“When I stepped on the brakes I heard a sound”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“parking brake cables seized up,which prevented proper operation of the parking brake”

Sharon E., IL (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Cable Failure”

Dwayne W., NL (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)
Regular brake failure

“Took car thru car wash and break lines broke. Was told it was regular wear due to the bad winter that Michigan had regarding very very cold temperatures”

Pamela M., MI (2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Metal brake line broke”

Clark K., IL (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“One brake hose failed and the other 3 were at the point of failure, as well. I had all four replaced. The metal brake lines are still OK”

George S., IL (2004 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

Oil leaks

“engine front oil seal leak. replaced seal once before”

Kevin K., CA (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Caskets and seals wearing out. Leaks are slow and I am considering whether to fix, depends on cost, or trade it in and purchase a Subaru Impreza”

Anonymous, KS (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“have had problems with oil leaks for years; too expensive to repair, we've decided to live with them”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Valve cover leak, replaced gasket”

Mike R., NV (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Engine seal leaked. Valve cover gasket leaked”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“The engine was leaking from a loose timing cover inspection plate. Mechanic tightened the bolts. If it continues to leak, will be very expensive to fix”

Anonymous, OR (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Oil pressure switch replace two years ago for leaks and false low pressure sensing has begun to leak again. Replacement part was new aftermarket part”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Was replaced by a well known company. Problem was they welded on one that was not a ford one. So i went elsewhere because i kept having a problem and the original company just wanted to get more money from me to fix it. Even though i took it elsewhere my check engine comes on because it still isn't fixed. I would like to mention the name of the people who first messed it up but not sure if i am allowed to”

Rita P., NJ (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Had to pay a lot of money to replace it”

Anonymous, KY (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“catalytic converters all gave out at about 90000 miles. I believe there were several; one leading to 2 others in 2 different directions, and all were bad. That is my recollection, and again it was an extremely costly repair”

Jane M., CA (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“3 coils failed, so had all replaced”

Anonymous, MB (2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Exhaust system rusted out”

Michael H., NY (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Based on research I have done on the Internet many people having problem with this car Catalytic converter”

Haim H., ON (2004 Ford Escape Limited 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

“Compressor basically fell apart, however not until 115,000 miles”

Anonymous, TN (2004 Ford Escape XLT Unsure)
Evaporator

“AC system had buildup of water that leaked into the passenger floorboard. The water was approximately 1" deep before using towels to soak up and get water out”

Kerry N., TX (2004 Ford Escape Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“In winter defrost throws moisture up onto windshield as if heater core is leaking, dealer says no problem. Overall air handling very poor for this size vehicle”

Margaret M., NY (2004 Ford Escape XLT 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Can't use the heater while idling as a burning smell invades the cabin”

Thomas B., CO (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“reduced cooling effectiveness”

Dave H., NC (2004 Ford Escape Limited 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

“I had to replace the Fuel pump”

Taylor H., NV (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“recurring problems, hard to identify and repair, 4 callbacks a two different repair shops, very expensive although no issues until 120,000 miles”

Anonymous, TN (2004 Ford Escape XLT Unsure)

“This car has THREE catalytic converters. Two of them had to be replaced. Cost $800”

Patricia M., MI (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“repaired idle control valve myself, dealer couldn't fix”

Anonymous, TX (2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Fusing of catalitic converters after replacement of all six ignition cables”

Janet K., ON (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Had the transmission replaced with a new transmission and not even a year later had to pay labor again to have that one replaced”

Rita P., NJ (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“In the end we had a rebuilt transmission installed”

Thom S., CA (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“trans started slipping badly, and wouldn't move”

Anonymous, IN (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“1st gear went out”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“loss of ability to increase speed rapidly”

Janet K., ON (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

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

Spark plugs or wires failure

“multiple ignition coil failures (2 of 6 cylinders)”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“The alternator failed. It was covered in oil. Because it is a 4WD the mechanic practically had to take the car apart to replace the alternator. Engine may still leak”

Anonymous, OR (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Coil

“all the coils needed replacing at a little less than 100000 miles. Was hard to diagnose and completely unexpected by the service center.....and costly”

Jane M., CA (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Electronic ignition

“Difficulty with the car even starting”

Anonymous, GA (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 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

Power steering leaks

“Fluid is leaking, but I just keep refilling it and it is fine”

Roxanne L., CO (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering pump main seal leaked...major job to replace the pump”

Michael H., NY (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Loud noise when hitting road dips or bumps”

Jerad H., IN (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

“Torsion bar link rods pivot bearings became loose/worn causing clunking sound over bumps. Replaced with new aftermarket parts. Issue is corrected”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“high temp guage reading, coolant was low, turned out water pump needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Multitude of rattles in dash and console”

Kerry N., TX (2004 Ford Escape Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“the mirror make noise”

Anonymous, GA (2004 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

“the screws holding the hatch window rusted out,causing the glass to fall out”

Anonymous, WI (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Sunroof

“MOTOR WENT OUT”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“stopped working; had to be repaired”

Anonymous, NM (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 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

“DRL module failed, took out all electric system”

Anonymous, MB (2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“This is my son's vehicle, but I will occasionally use. Last night on my way home from work, I noticed that the headlights, would occasionally dim slightly. I'm a little concerned and intend to further investigate the cause of this, as I do not want m”

Anonymous, NY (2004 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

Slipping transmission

“Transmission was slipping and would not seem to stay in any gear”

Thom S., CA (2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)
Transmission leaks

“The transmission leaks and drips on hot exhaust pipe resulting in smelly fumes; both rear differential seals leak, need replacing for the third time”

Anonymous, MI (2004 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

“Was leaking done into the engine compartment”

Mike R., NV (2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The leftg head Gasket was severly leaking needed a replacement”

Taylor H., NV (2004 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

“radiator leaked and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2004 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.

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.

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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
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
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