Recall List for the 1997 Ford Escort

Official recalls have been issued for the 1997 Ford Escort 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.

  1. 1997 Ford Escort SEAT BELTS:FRONT NHTSA Campaign #04E048000

    • Date Announced: JULY 12, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 388

    Summary: Certain TRW driver's side seat belts manufactured on December 6 and 9, 2002, for use as replacement equipment for 1997 Ford Escort 4-door and station wagon platform vehicles, Ford's P/N F7cz54611B09aac. The seat belt assemblies exhibit a no-lock condition which does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 209, seat belt assemblies.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the restraint system may not provide adequate protection to the seat occupant, which may increase the risk of personal injury.

    Actions: TRW will notify the customers who purchased the replacement seat belt assemblies free of charge. The recall began on August 27, 2004. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04E048000 »

  2. 1997 Ford Escort AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE NHTSA Campaign #02V323000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 09, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 396,217

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the integrated air bag monitor (iabm) can be contaminated with water or other liquids and could experience internal electrical shorting.

    Consequence: This may, in turn, cause the air bag readiness light to illuminate and in very rare occurrences, air bag deployment, melted wiring, or fire may occur.

    Actions: Dealers will install the shield over the iabm and apply nyogel grease to the connector. Owner notification began February 11, 2003. 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 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V323000 »

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