Poor Escape. Ever since its launch in 2012, Ford's small CUV has been the subject of many, many, many recalls. And today, The Detroit News is reporting that Ford is adding two more recalls to the 2013-14 model year Escape's permanent record, one of them also involves the C-Max hybrid hatchback.

The first recall, covering 692,500 Escape and C-Max vehicles, is due to a software glitch that could cause the airbags – specifically, the safety canopy – to not deploy in a timely fashion during rollover crashes. According to the News, Ford says no crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this problem.

The second recall, covering 692,700 Escapes, is related to the door handles. The News reports that the exterior door handles could open while the vehicle is in motion, and could also fail to latch properly. Once again, no crashes or injuries have occurred because of this. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration has not issued an official notice on either recall as of this writing.

If that math doesn't seem to add up, it's important to note that all of the Escapes involved in the airbag recall are also included in the door handle issue. Might as well just fix 'em all at once, right?

The Detroit News reports that, in the airbag recall, dealers will reprogram the vehicles' restraint control modules. For the second recall, dealers will inspect all four of the Escapes' door handles and reposition them if needed.


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      Chsutera
      • 7 Months Ago
      Incoming Ford fanboys endlessly defending Ford. And before anyone says it no. Im not a Gm guy. Not a fan of any American garbage. I drive a Honda.
        Titansfan1967
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Chsutera
        Honda makes garbage too. Insight element Pilot ridgeline Cr-z made like a Tin can noisy on the highway.
        Dean Hammond
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Chsutera
        Denial from Import fanbois is priceless.....NO manufacturer is squeaky clean, domestic OR import....in fact far from it.....
          holysmoke.s
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          Dean, face it. YOU are most likely who he was referring to. Your defense in Ford threads is legendary.
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Chsutera
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          • 7 Months Ago
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          Chsutera
          • 7 Months Ago
          Well you were talking down to me so yes, you obviously were upset. Also I don't go by how many recalls a company has had I go by how reliable the cars I have owned are. In that respect Honda has been the ONLY company that has not ****** me up the ass...
        Riley C.
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Chsutera
        I'm a Ford guy and everybody makes mistakes. No company can be perfect.
        RM
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Chsutera
        You must have made this comment to stir the pot. I am a Nissan/Toyota fan and have been for my entire life. Every manufacturer has recalls. Please stop with dumb comments that intend to incite fights.
          Chsutera
          • 7 Months Ago
          @RM
          Ignorance? LOL No ignorance just truth. I express my dislike for Ford and pretty much any American Automaker because almost every car I have owned from them has been garbage, And yes. I did take care of them. I own my own shop. I switched to Honda almost 20 years ago and never looked back. But everyday I hear comments from people calling me a "Traitor" and a "Communist" for not buying American vehicles anymore. Now THAT is ignorance.
          Chsutera
          • 7 Months Ago
          @RM
          Worse track record. That must be why my Hondas have been far more reliable then any American car I've had.
          Chsutera
          • 7 Months Ago
          @RM
          It's just so easy to troll Ford guys. One bad comment about Ford and they're foaming at the mouth. They are even worse then BMW guys.
          Dean Hammond
          • 7 Months Ago
          @RM
          no foaming, just calling out blatant ignorance and pot stirring....that screams trollage....
          Dean Hammond
          • 7 Months Ago
          @RM
          perhaps its the owner......common denominator....Ive had issues with hondas and none with my fords...see how that works?....
          Dean Hammond
          • 7 Months Ago
          @RM
          Dislike is fine, but then using another manufacturer as an example with a WORSE track record, does you NO favors.....and liking another brand doesnt deem one a traitor, thats every bit as foolish...loke I said, EVERY manufacturer has issues, some justy happen to keep it quieter than others.....
      dave and mary
      • 7 Months Ago
      Wanna know how stupid people can be? I was driving home just now and drove by the local Ford dealer. They actually had customers.
        Dean Hammond
        • 7 Months Ago
        @dave and mary
        conquest sales...DOH!
        bullitt2605
        • 7 Months Ago
        @dave and mary
        Which one of you was driving by cause I don't believe anything Mary says.
        holysmoke.s
        • 7 Months Ago
        @dave and mary
        Dave and Mary, after all the exploding Crown Vic with the horrible gas tank up against the axle for decades The cruise control switches that burned your house down in the middle of the night The Explorers with poor front suspension geometry I'm Surprised Ford is still in business.
          carguy1701
          • 7 Months Ago
          @holysmoke.s
          >exploding Crown Vic with the horrible gas tank up against the axle for decades Call me crazy, but I think that getting rear-ended at 75 mph is gonna **** any vehicle up, regardless of where the fuel tank is.
      Chsutera
      • 7 Months Ago
      LOL thumb me down all you want. I'll take my reliable Honda over a garbage American pile of **** any day.
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Chsutera
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        Jesus!
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Chsutera
        Yes those super reliable Hondas with transmissions that die 50-60k miles into their lives...
          holysmoke.s
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Jesus!
          Do you really want to talk about transmissions that fail. Those Taurus and Windstar transmissions were much more unreliable than even a Chrysler heap.
        carguy1701
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Chsutera
        So you'll take easily warping brake rotors (all post 2000 Hondas), VTC problems (8th gen Accord K24s), and rear suspension component failures (8th gen Civics) over a Ford? Okay.
      Chsutera
      • 7 Months Ago
      LOL, With every negative thumb you Ford boys are proving me right. Keep foaming at the mouth. Keep getting angry. And remember. America sucks.
      mbukukanyau
      • 7 Months Ago
      These cars are ugly. Recall them all for uglyness
      Spec
      • 7 Months Ago
      The C-Max has had many technical problems and Ford lied about the MPG. I guess quality is no longer Job #1. Clean up your act, Ford.
        Dean Hammond
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Spec
        rubbish....and tell that to owners acheiving the stated mileage...........
        FordGTGuy
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Spec
        Actually considering the amount of recalls happening and that they are before any reported accidents or injuries I would say this is a case of quality being job #1. Recalls make manufacturers look bad but when they are addressed in a timely manner before anyone could get hurt they, the manufacturers, are doing the right thing. Nowadays cars are very complicated with the amount of electronics and safety equipment on board it isn't surprising that you're going to see quite a few issues with cars. Hell I'd be happier if my car got more recalls because than at least the stuff that I know is wrong with my car, that I didn't cause, would get fixed for free. You should be more scared of cars with less to no recalls than cars with recalls before reported accidents and injuries.
          FordGTGuy
          • 7 Months Ago
          @FordGTGuy
          @Dean Let them keep disagreeing as other manufacturers keep letting vehicles that need recalls stay on the road causing accidents and killing people. This is a brand new platform and it's going to have birthing pains.
          Dean Hammond
          • 7 Months Ago
          @FordGTGuy
          as much as I agree, the Escape hasnt exactly been a feather in Fords cap....more so than anything else in their lineup it seems...
      helloac
      • 7 Months Ago
      Escape owners must know the guys at their local Ford service department REALLY well
      Koenigsegg
      • 7 Months Ago
      CMaxx is ugly to the max
      Car Guy
      • 7 Months Ago
      The new Escape has had at least 7 or 8 recalls now. Ford is looking pretty bad here.
        bullitt2605
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Car Guy
        Yep Ford only sold 95,884 Escapes YTD through April barely behind the CRV at 96,133. The next closest is the Chevy Equinox at 76,388. This is for all SUV/Crossover's not just compact. So yeah they are looking real bad.
          bullitt2605
          • 7 Months Ago
          @bullitt2605
          Escape my be the model recall king but GM is the brand recall company right now.
      Jesus!
      • 7 Months Ago
      Well its just following in the footsteps of its predecessor. 1st gen is recall city.
      That Guy
      • 7 Months Ago
      Yet, Big Al has no regrets. He ruined this company.
      thecowfers
      • 7 Months Ago
      Brings back memories of my wife's 2000 Focus. First year for that and it was a recall nightmare. It would also fail to start after just sitting in our driveway. The fuel cutoff kept thinking the car was in an accident and would turnoff the fuel pump. It was our first and last Ford product.
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