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2014 Ford Escape Reliability Ratings

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2014 Ford Escape Recalls

There have been 13 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT Recall Date: 07/15/2018
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Ford Escape, and 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles, equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions. The bushing that attaches the transmission shifter cable to the transmission may degrade over time and cause the bushing to detach from the transmission. The condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in Park, with no warning message or audible chime.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 504182
  • Consequence: If the vehicle is exited without the transmission being in Park and without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly move, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter cable bushing, free of charge. The recall began September 20, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S20. Note: Owners are directed to use the parking brake until the recall remedy repairs can be made.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 14, 2013 to SEP 14, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 18S20
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V471000
SEAT BELTS Recall Date: 07/24/2017
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford F-150 and E-350, 2014-2015 Ford Escape, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles. Improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 94605
  • Consequence: The improperly manufactured bolts may fracture. If a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected bolts, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed September 8, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available in the fourth quarter of 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S17.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 10, 2014 to JUN 17, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 17S17
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V472000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Recall Date: 03/26/2017
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Escape, 2014-2015 Fiesta ST, 2013-2014 Fusion and 2013-2015 Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6L GTDI engines. If the vehicle is started and driven with an insufficient level of coolant within the engine cooling system, the engine cylinder head may overheat, crack and leak oil.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 208584
  • Consequence: If the cylinder head cracks and leaks oil, the oil may contact a hot engine or exhaust component, increasing the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a coolant level sensor and the supporting hardware and software, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed April 21, 2017. The recall began on January 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S09.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 11, 2013 to SEP 01, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 17S09
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V209000
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH Recall Date: 09/05/2016
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Ford Focus, 2013-2015 Ford Escape and Ford C-MAX, 2015 Lincoln MKC and Ford Mustang, and 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles. A component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2046297
  • Consequence: A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door latches with an improved part, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S30.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 04, 2011 to JAN 30, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 16S30
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V643000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL Recall Date: 06/23/2015
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured May 19, 2014, to February 6, 2015, and Transit Connect vehicles manufactured May 11, 2014, to July 2, 2015. Due to a software incompatibility issue, the instrument panel cluster be inoperative including a blank multiple functional display (MFD), and non-functional warning chimes, messages and warning lights. Specific warning chimes, messages and warning lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 184519
  • Consequence: If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C03.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 18, 2014 to FEB 05, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 15C03
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V406000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP Recall Date: 01/08/2015
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) notified the agency on January 8, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 15, 2014, to May 8, 2014, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured April 21, 2014, to May 15, 2014. On April 30, 2015, Ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 45,505 vehicles, including certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Transit Connect vehicles manufactured November 11, 2013, to August 29, 2014, 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta vehicles manufactured April 10, 2014, to June 17, 2014 and 2014 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured April 30, 2014, to May 21, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 54543
  • Consequence: If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began on February 27, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S30.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 13, 2014 to MAY 07, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14S30, 15S13
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V005000
AIR BAGS Recall Date: 09/25/2014
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 746842
  • 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.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RCM, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. The recall began on May 26,2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S21.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 04, 2011 to OCT 31, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14S21
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V597000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY Recall Date: 09/01/2014
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 301
  • Consequence: A reduction in fuel pressure may result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 05, 2014 to JUN 05, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14S20
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V525000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING Recall Date: 08/10/2014
  • 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).
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 133227
  • Consequence: The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 01, 2011 to MAR 31, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14S17
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V495000
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 07/01/2014
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1867
  • Consequence: If the glass panel is improperly bonded, the glass may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 14, 2013 to OCT 21, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14S13
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V403000
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR Recall Date: 05/06/2014
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 581986
  • Consequence: A door that opens unexpectedly may result in an unrestrained occupant falling from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 04, 2011 to APR 09, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14S03
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V239000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE Recall Date: 05/06/2014
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 594785
  • 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.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 04, 2011 to FEB 23, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14S04
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V237000
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER Recall Date: 04/01/2014
  • 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."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 43135
  • Consequence: The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 04, 2012 to AUG 11, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14C03
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V164000

2014 Ford Escape Warranty

The 2014 Ford Escape is covered with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 1/11/19

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