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    Report: Ford to pay $17.35 million over Escape recall
    2013-08-01

    Ford had a bit of a recall spree around this time last year, with a pair of issues on the then-new 2013 Escape, followed by a recall of 423,000 2001 to 2004 Escapes because they might accelerate of their own accord. Accordingly, Uncle Sam pasted Ford with a $17.35 million fine because it took too long to inform customers, according to a report from ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid recalled over lack of roof padding
    2013-07-29

    Ford is recalling 33,021 units of its 2013 C-Max Hybrid not equipped with optional panoramic roof panels. During testing, the model in question returned testing results for occupant head injuries that fell outside of criteria laid out in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. The issue puts occupants at greater risk of injury in the event of a crash ...

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    Report: 2013 Ford models hit with trio of recalls, 465k for fire risk
    2013-06-03

    According to The Detroit News, Ford is issuing three separate recalls on new 2013 models, one of which affects 465,000 vehicles. That largest recall comes as the result of 600 complaints of fuel leaks, which could lead to a fire risk, the report indicates. Included in the 465k-unit recall are the 2013 Explorer, Flex, Fusion, Taurus and Police Interceptor ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalling select Taurus, Explorer and Lincoln MKS models over fuel tanks
    2013-03-31

    Ford is recalling certain 2012 Taurus, 2013 Explorer and 2012 Lincoln MKS models over fuel tank concerns. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicles built between July 19, 2011 and March 15, 2012 may have been built with fuel tanks that have a "marginally sealed seam" on the side. Those seams may not provide the strength ...

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    Report: Ford recalls 2013 Focus, C-Max and Escape over faulty child safety locks
    2013-03-15

    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 ...

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    Recalls: Ford finally issues recall for 230K minivans over rust problems
    2013-03-10

    The rust issue in the rear wheel wells of 2004-2007 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans has finally led to a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an investigation into the matter in 2011, said investigation being upgraded to an engineering analysis a year later while NHTSA tried to figure out how many model years should ...

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    Report: Toyota tops 2012 recalls in volume, Ford in number of campaigns
    2013-01-08

    Toyota dominated new car sales last year, with its Camry topping out at just over 400,000 units, but the automaker also led a much less desirable category in 2012: recalls. According to The Detroit News, Toyota's 5.3 million recalled units was enough to give it the highest recall volume last year in the US, giving the brand this unfortunate distinction ...

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    Official: Ford details how it will fix recalled fire-risk 2013 Escape and Fusion models
    2012-12-11

    Ford announced today that it has determined the problem and has worked up a fix for the engine fires that have resulted in recalls for 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion models equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Ford says the fires are being caused by an issue with the cooling system software that fails to properly manage engine temperatures during ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Ford Fusion gets second recall in a week, this time for faulty headlamps
    2012-12-07

    Ford is recalling a total of 19,106 2013 Fusion models for faulty headlights, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The car's low beam headlamp projector coating may not have cured correctly during manufacturing, which may cause haziness over time, dimming the lights. The resulting reduced visibility could cause a crash. Ford ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalling 89k 2013 Fusion and Escape models over engine fires, urges owners to park their cars
    2012-11-30

    Ford has announced a recall of 89,153 vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines over the possibility of overheating and, in some instances, fires starting in the engine compartment. The brand new 2013 Fusion accounts for 15,833 of the affected models, the other 73,320 being the 2013 Escape. This is the fourth time the recently ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalls 150k Fiestas over airbag concern
    2012-10-16

    Ford has issued a recall for a segment of 2011 to 2013 model year Fiesta subcompacts that concerns improper deployment of the side curtain airbags. Cars recalled were manufactured between November 3, 2009 and September 21, 2012 – 154,604 units in total. The Fiesta models affected by the recall will not deploy their side curtain airbags, which cover ...

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    Report: NHTSA probing 2005-2008 Ford Crown Victoria police cars over steering issue
    2012-09-17

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into complaints involving steering column shafts that can separate on Police Interceptor versions of the Ford Crown Victoria. An official recall has not been issued yet, but a separated steering column could be dangerous in that it would cause the driver to lose all steering control of the ...

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    Recalls: 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost recalled over engine fire risk
    2012-09-17

    Looks like the Escape isn't the only Ford crossover with the potential for fires down below. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that 5,499 Edge models are being recalled due to a fuel line issue. All of the affected vehicles were built between September 2, 2010 and October 31, 2011. According to the NHTSA report, "The fuel ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Ford Escape recalled for third time, again for fire risk [UPDATE]
    2012-09-05

    Oh dear. As if the previous two recalls weren't bad enough, the brand new 2013 Ford Escape is under fire yet again for, well, fire. Or at least the potential for it. According to The Detroit News, 7,600 Escape models – 6,150 of which are in the United States – equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine are being recalled ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalling Transit Connect for faulty wipers
    2012-08-10

    Ford is recalling 16,330 of its trusty Transit Connect work vans due to faulty windshield wiper arms. All of the affected models are from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the wiper arms on these Transit Connect models may not have been properly riveted, resulting in "incomplete or ...

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    Report: Ford suing Dana over faulty Windstar frames
    2012-08-04

    Ford Motor Company is suing supplier Dana Corp., seeking reimbursement for what it says are faulty vehicle frames. According to an Associated Press report, Ford claims that Dana frames were the cause of a 2011 recall of close to a half a million Windstar minivans. Apparently, the salt used on roads in cold weather states caused the frames to corrode ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalling 485,000 2001-04 Escapes to fix unintended acceleration threat
    2012-07-26

    It was just last week that the 2013 Ford Escape suffered two separate recalls mere days apart, and today, we have news of a third. This latest recall affects 485,000 2001-2004 Escapes with the 3.0-liter V6 engine and cruise control. These vehicles could experience unintended acceleration caused by their cruise control cable interfering with the throttle ...

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    Report: Supplier to blame for Escape engine recall?
    2012-07-24

    More details have surfaced in the latest 2013 Ford Escape recall, with blame for problematic fuel lines falling on supplier TI Automotive, according to Reuters. Ford told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the defective fuel lines were "mechanically scored," which could cause the lines to leak. The recall was announced last week, ...

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    Report: Ford paying dealers $300 to fix each recalled Escape
    2012-07-23

    How important is the launch of the redesigned Escape to Ford? Apparently enough that Dearborn is throwing money at dealers to try and make the new model's teething problems go away, and fast. According to The Detroit Free Press, Ford is giving dealers a $300 spiff for each recalled 2013 Ford Escape they repair for a customer, with a goal of having all ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Ford Escape suffers second recall this week
    2012-07-19

    This is shaping up to be a pretty bad week for the brand spankin' new 2013 Ford Escape. Just three days ago, a recall was announced concerning a brake interference issue, and today, the Escape is under fire for, well, fire. Or at least the possibility of it. Escape models fitted with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine are being recalled due to a faulty engine ...

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