We have yet to find any official documentation from either Ford or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but Edmunds and Cars.com are both reporting that there is a recall on the 2013 C-Max, Focus and Escape. All three vehicles were assembled with a faulty child door lock mechanism on the left rear door that might not work properly allowing a child to accidently open the door from the inside.

Affected vehicles were built in the middle of November, 2012 totaling somewhere between 5,600 and just over 7,000 units, and concerned owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236 to see if their vehicles are involved in this recall. The recall doesn't go into effect until March 25, but in the meantime, owners can probably check the operation of the door or position children on the right side of the car, if possible, until the recall has been performed.


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      TBN27
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always say. If you are worried about recalls, posted EPA mileage, and the feeling of being ripped off, you should just take mass transit where available. Obviously cars aren't perfect and they are complex machines that the manufacturers are constantly trying to enhance them for better safety or efficiency for the driver. Upon those improvements, will be faults at times. If you cannot accept that fact then don't ever buy a car.
      Bob
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought they were recalling them for misleading fuel economy....
      LinuxAddict
      • 1 Year Ago
      Come on Ford, get your sh** together.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Bus Driver Mass
        • 1 Year Ago
        So I guess you wouldn't buy a Chrysler, Ford, Mitsubishi or a GM. You wouldn't trust union made fire trucks to save your home. Most trucks on the roads including Mack's, Volvos and Frieghtliners. Nurses in hospitals. Military equipment, ect ect ect.
          Greg
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bus Driver Mass
          Wow, what a poor response. Actually, no, I wouldn't buy a Chrysler or Mitsubishi because their cars are crap. I don't care for the layout & design philosophy of GMs. I don't own a firetruck, so I couldn't care less how many problems it has that need to be fixed, nor do I own "most trucks on the road." And what about nurses in hospitals? Are they assembled by the UAW, too? (And no, not all unions are the same--some are abusive, maniacal thieves and others are helpful.)
        richard
        • 1 Year Ago
        So how do you explain the millions of recalled Japanese cars - - that aren`t built by the UAW?
        TBN27
        • 1 Year Ago
        So you buy non Union made cars that run into walls (every Toyota 3 years ago) have their drive shafts improperly assembled (2012 Honda Civic), have to extend warranties on power train because of cracks that can develop in the engine block (2006-2009 Honda Civic) put false MPG claims (2012 Hyundai Elantra) and have recently have a recall over faulty seatbelts (Toyota FJ Cruiser) yeah the mon union made vehicles are a better made vehicle it seems. (2013 sarcasm)
      turboawdftw
      • 1 Year Ago
      not to worry, i will up vote all that get low votes for talking about the c-max's ridiculous fuel economy. manufacturers need to be fined a large sum, say $2000 per car on every car they sell with fraudulent mpg claims. i bet misleading mpg figures would stop quick.
        Dean Hammond
        • 1 Year Ago
        @turboawdftw
        and to the people that exceed the EPA numbers you will...................?......
          Dean Hammond
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          PPS, I am / WILL not downvote/ ing anyone, even if they dis-agree...
        Dean Hammond
        • 1 Year Ago
        @turboawdftw
        oh, and vote me down all you want, but until I SEE proof that the EPA numbers are inaccurate then Im not throwing rocks....I sincerely doubt, especially in light of Hyundai ADMITTING fudged numbers, that Ford would be stupid enough to go the same route. So until theres a confession, or absolute proof , other than peoples speculation and Consumer reports lobbying for more magazine subscriptions, I will remain on the fence and keep the pitchforks in the shed. What I find humourously puzzling is how consumers meeting and exceeding the numbers are universally IGNORED....quite conveniently it seems...
        onewylchyl
        • 1 Year Ago
        @turboawdftw
        those fuel economy numbers posted on the cars are actually the EPA tested numbers...don't fault the manufacturer, fault the agency.
      amac
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is it just me or has Ford been having a lot of recalls lately?
        Walt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @amac
        There are recalls and then there are recalls. Ford recalls a small number of newly manufactured vehicles to take care of problems early on. Asian brands recall everything they've ever made in massive recall campaigns covering millions of vehicles. Which brand would you rather own?
          Ron
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Walt
          The Asian brands have massive recalls because they try to avoid the recall by covering them up. When the slow wheels of the NTSA finally force their hand, every car they made is affected. Remember the big Toyota and Honda seatbelt recall in the early 90's. Toyota spokesman said the seatbelts were releasing because Americans have dirty cars and debris was getting inside the latch. Hmmm. Those same dirty Americans were not having the problem in GM and Ford cars. And shouldn't a seatbelt hold once you hear the click...with or without debris in it???
          caddy-v
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Walt
          He used to be a Toyrusto fan until he got educated.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Walt
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          Bruce Lee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Walt
          The Ford cruise control fires were probably the largest recall of all time and Ford recalled a lot of the vehicles only after they were a decade old. Glass houses and all that. Ford basically dragged out the recall over a ridiculously long timespan because they didn't feel like actually replacing the damned cheapo part.
      Bus Driver Mass
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can we keep to the topic and article at hand? It's for a recall of the door locks on the 2013 Focus and C-Max. If you want to talk fuel, I'm sure there's articles and here as well as other sites that have excellent comment sections to vent about fuel or whatever else your hearts desire.
      Jerry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Poor Escape...
      • 1 Year Ago
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