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2005 Ford Escape
3 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2005 Ford Escape
Official recalls have been issued for the 2005 Ford Escape by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Ford service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Ford customer service.
2005 Ford Escape HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #14V526000
Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.
Consequence: If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.
Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V526000 »
2005 Ford Escape SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT NHTSA Campaign #06V111000
Summary: Certain sport utility vehicles equipped without side air curtains or moonroofs fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impact." During testing, the free motion head form registered a measurement above the permitted limit at the left hand A-pillar trim area.
Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, personal injury to occupants may occur.
Actions: Dealers will make modifications to the energy absorbing material located above the headliner in the affected area free of charge. The recall began on May 19, 2006. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V111000 »
2005 Ford Escape LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH NHTSA Campaign #04V602000
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.
Consequence: If the liftgate is left unlocked, there is the potential that it may open during a crash.
Actions: 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 detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V602000 »