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2004 FORD ESCAPE Recall - Campaign #04V602000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2004 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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Vehicle 2004 FORD ESCAPE
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between 6/9/2003 - 1/23/2004
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 2004 FORD ESCAPE Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, CABLES

2004 FORD ESCAPE Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK, CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

2004 FORD ESCAPE Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

2004 FORD ESCAPE Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, CABLES

2004 FORD ESCAPE Recall for STRUCTURE, FRAME AND MEMBERS

2004 FORD ESCAPE Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

2004 FORD ESCAPE Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, LEVER AND LINKAGE, FLOOR SHIFT
Technical Service Bulletins Aug 01, 2017 - 060000 ENGINE (PWS)
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Aug 01, 2017 - 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Aug 01, 2017 - 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Aug 01, 2017 - 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Aug 01, 2017 - 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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Comments

3/15/2015 - Joe
I have owned this vehicle for 5 years and it has performed well ,starts in all weather and the 3 liter engine has great acceleration. I had planned on keeping it a few more years in fact . Until. The passenger side shock absorber went through the trunk floor and after disassembling the panels inside the luggage compartment found that the upper shock support ws totally rotted and now my car is scrap unless I pay $2000 for welding.
The vehicle has a poor design upper shock mount with no integrity.


4/6/2010 - Mike W.
Bought my 04 Escape brand new. After just 19K miles, dealer said I needed new brakes and rotors. How can I need new rotors at just 19K miles??? Dealer said they're too thin to be resurfaced. Too thin? I've never had them resurfaced before so they must have been made too thin. Brought it to multiple shops and no one would replace just the pads due to safety concerns. So the whole brake & rotor job cost me nearly $800. This car was less than 2 years old. How can I need brakes and rotors. There are also too many little squeeks & rattles in the dash that drives me crazy. This started about the same time too. I'm sorry - but Ford is off my list. Recall or no recall - I'm buying a Toyota or Honda next.

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