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2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall - Campaign #15V606000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2001 FORD ESCAPE RECALL - #15V606000

RECALL FOR POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION : LEVER AND LINKAGE : FLOOR SHIFT

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009. The affected vehicles are equipped with either a 2.3L or 3.0L engine and have had their CD4E transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between June 11, 2015 through July 15, 2015. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.

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Vehicle 2001 FORD ESCAPE
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Manufactured between 3/31/2001 - 9/1/2009
Recalled on 9/29/2015
Influenced by Ford Motor Company
Owners Notified on 10/23/2015
# Affected 57
Recalled for POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
 
Description Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009. The affected vehicles are equipped with either a 2.3L or 3.0L engine and have had their CD4E transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between June 11, 2015 through July 15, 2015. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.
Consequences If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the gear selection indicator may show that the transmission is in the "PARK" position, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in the "PARK" gear position. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Corrective action Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmissions and either tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S28.
Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
See also 2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for STEERING, WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for WHEELS, CENTER SECTION

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, DELIVERY

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for VISIBILITY, WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER, LINKAGES

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for SEAT BELTS, FRONT, BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES, DOORS, LATCH

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK, CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK, CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, CABLES

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for STRUCTURE, FRAME AND MEMBERS

2001 FORD ESCAPE Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
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

Oct 23, 2008 - 063140 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
FORD: CERTAIN 1999-2001 MODEL YEAR VEHICLES UP TO 6000 LB GVWR REGISTERED IN NEW YORK AND CERTAIN 2001 VEHICLES UP TO 6000 LB GVWR REGISTERED IN THE STATE OF MAINE, CERTIFIED FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA-FEDERAL EMISSION WARRANTY REFUND. *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

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Comments

10/10/2016 - RALPH SMITH
WE BUOUGH A NEW 2012 ESCAPE ON OCT 27/11. AND HAVE HEARD THAT . WHEN THE A/C DRIER GOES , THE ENTIRE A/C SYSTEM IS RUINED. AND NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY . ( AND ) FORD CANADA KNOWS OF THIS PROBLEM. CONVIENTLY IT.S NOT A SAFETY ISUUE , IT,S A CONVIENCE ISSUE . DO YOU THINK I AM ABOUT TO BUY ANY OTHER FORD PRODUCT IN THE FUTURE . YOU CAN BURN ME ONCE BUT NEVER THE SECOND TIME . THERE ARE MORE CARS OUT THERE THAN FORD . WHO WOULD JUST LOVE TO DEAL WITH AN HONEST CO & DEALER .


6/22/2010 - Griffin Willard
When a car has been recalled does mean that the car is unreliable in a sort of a partS funactionally. ESPECALLY, sence that problem still exists in alot pf Ford escapes from 2001 thru 2010 and ford dowes not seem to care that the escape model is riddled with bad/designed parts. I'm the process of trying to get 1,000.000 signures to start a class action suite on the ford escape and its bad designed


5/1/2010 - William Turnbull
Rear passenger door on drivers side in a Ford 2001 Escape, will.

not open from inside or outside. A very dangerous matter for passengers. Browsing the internet I find it is a very common defect.What are you doing about it.

Further it has the V6 engine, and to change three of the spark plugs you need to take of the exhaust manifold,an intolerable situation

Do you drive a 2001 FORD ESCAPE?

Just because a car has been recalled does not mean it is not a reliable car. Millions of cars get recalled every year. Recalls often involve problems that are rare but could cause a serious problem if they occur. So the risk to any given driver is often remote, even though there may be a few high-profile incidents traced to the problem.

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