2018 Ford Escape

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2018 Ford Escape Reliability Ratings

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2018 Ford Escape Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall Date: 02/11/2018
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles. These vehicles may be equipped with incorrect front brake hoses that may chafe against other components, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 88
  • Consequence: A brake fluid leak may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake hoses, replacing any that are incorrect, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S04.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 28, 2017 to OCT 29, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 18S04
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V104000
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW Recall Date: 12/17/2017
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Escape vehicles. The side curtain air bags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 11113
  • Consequence: If the component detaches during deployment, it may enter the passenger compartment and be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S44.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 12, 2017 to JAN 11, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 17S44
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V803000

2018 Ford Escape Warranty

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

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