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2003 FORD ESCAPE Recall - Campaign #04V602000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2003 FORD ESCAPE RECALL - #04V602000

RECALL FOR LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES : DOORS : LATCH

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.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2003 FORD ESCAPE
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 12/23/2004
Influenced by FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Owners Notified on 3/31/2005
# Affected 262,113
Recalled for LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
 
Description 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.
Consequences IF THE LIFTGATE IS LEFT UNLOCKED, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT IT MAY OPEN DURING A CRASH.
Corrective action 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.
Notes FORD RECALL NO. 04C09.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
See also 2003 FORD ESCAPE Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

2003 FORD ESCAPE Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, CABLES

2003 FORD ESCAPE Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK, CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

2003 FORD ESCAPE Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

2003 FORD ESCAPE Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, CABLES

2003 FORD ESCAPE Recall for STRUCTURE, FRAME AND MEMBERS

2003 FORD ESCAPE Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

2003 FORD ESCAPE Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, LEVER AND LINKAGE, FLOOR SHIFT
Technical Service Bulletins Dec 02, 2014 - 021530 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
FORD: THE LOWER CONTROL ARM (LCA) FORWARD ATTACHMENT WILL SEPARATE FROM SUBFRAME, CAUSING DIMINISHING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, DUE TO OPERATING IN HIGH CORROSION AREAS FOR EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. MODEL 2001-2004 ESCAPE. *PE

Jul 18, 2006 - 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
PCM FAILURE - ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES INTERMITTENT - INOPERATIVE. *TT

Mar 13, 2006 - 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
CAMSHAFT TICK NOISE - 3.0L 4V ENGINE ONLY. *TT

Feb 10, 2006 - 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
REPLACE TIMING BELT IDLER PULLEY DURING 2.0L ZETEC ENGINE CYLINDER HEAD REPLACEMENT - SERVICE TIP. *TT

Jan 12, 2006 - 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
WDS COP KIT DIAGNOSTIC TIP - COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS - ENGINE MISFIRE OR ROUGH RUNNING. *TT

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