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Recall List for the 2014 Ford Escape

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2014 Ford Escape by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Ford service shop immediately!

  1. 2014 Ford Escape AIR BAGS, AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW, SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #14V597000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 746,842

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured January 19, 2012, to November 21, 2013; Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to August 24, 2013; Ford Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, to November 1, 2013; and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured April 25, 2012, to September 30, 2013. The coating on portions of the Restraint Control Module (RCM) may crack, and when exposed to humidity, circuits on the printed circuit board may short.

    Consequence: The short circuits could cause the frontal air bags, side curtain air bags and the seat belt pretensioners to not function as intended when needed, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RCM, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification in mid-November 2014. A second notification will be sent when the remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S21. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V597000 »

  2. 2014 Ford Escape FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY NHTSA Campaign #14V525000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 02, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 301

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Focus vehicles manufactured May 1, 2014, to May 24, 2014, 2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured on June 6, 2014, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured June 4, 2014, to July 7, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Fuel Delivery Module (FDM) may crack between the filter body and the filter cap, possibly resulting in low fuel pressure.

    Consequence: A reduction in fuel pressure may result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the FDM, free of charge. The recall began in September 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S20. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V525000 »

  3. 2014 Ford Escape ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING NHTSA Campaign #14V495000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 133,227

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, to April 1, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines and Focus ST vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to October 14, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines. Insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (PCM).

    Consequence: The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S17. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V495000 »

  4. 2014 Ford Escape VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #14V403000

    • Date Announced: JULY 02, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,867

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured October 15, 2013, through October 22, 2013. The panorama roof glass may not be properly bonded to the attaching bracket.

    Consequence: If the glass panel is improperly bonded, the glass may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

    Actions: Ford has notified owners. Dealers will inspect each vehicle and replace the front roof glass if its production date and sequence number falls within the affected range, free of charge. The recall is began on July 14, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S13. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V403000 »

  5. 2014 Ford Escape AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE, AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW NHTSA Campaign #14V237000

    • Date Announced: MAY 07, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 594,785

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 C-MAX, and Escape vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the restraint control module (RCM) may have errors in the programming software which may result in a delayed deployment of the side-curtain rollover air bag.

    Consequence: If the side-curtain rollover air bag is delayed in deploying in certain rollover circumstances, the risk of injury to the passengers is increased.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the RCM, free of charge. The recall began on May 30, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S04. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V237000 »

  6. 2014 Ford Escape STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR NHTSA Campaign #14V239000

    • Date Announced: MAY 07, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 581,986

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, through April 10, 2014. Due to an assembly misalignment between the exterior door handle and the door outer panel, the affected vehicles have doors that may be difficult to close or may possibly open while driving.

    Consequence: A door that opens unexpectedly may result in an unrestrained occupant falling from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the mounting of the door handles, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 30, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S03. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V239000 »

  7. 2014 Ford Escape SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER NHTSA Campaign #14V164000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 02, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 43,135

    Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured August 15, 2012, through September 10, 2013, 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, through August 12, 2013, and 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured from July 23, 2012, through May 28, 2013. The driver and passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with sub-standard weld joints used to attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame. The affected seat backs may have insufficient strength to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."

    Consequence: The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatback, 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 14C03. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V164000 »

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