Excessive Power Window Force Prompts Recall of Escape Vehicles from Ford

the windows may close on an object such as a body part

Excessive Power Window Force Prompts Recall of Escape Vehicles from Ford
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September 20, 2016

Ford Motor Company is recalling nearly 18,000 model year 2017 Ford Escape Titanium and SE vehicles.

The settings for the closing-force of the power-operated windows may allow the windows to close on an object such as a body part and injure it before the windows auto-reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, 'Power-Operated Window Systems.'

If a window closes on a body part, it can increase the risk of injury.

The recall began on September 8, 2016.

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the power window operating system software, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C12.