Ford Recalling More Than 10,000 Escape Vehicles with Serious Air Bag Defect

The side curtain air bags have a component that may detach during deployment, posing an injury risk

Ford Recalling More Than 10,000 Escape Vehicles with Serious Air Bag Defect
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December 20, 2017

Ford has issued a safety recall for approximately 10,150 model year 2018 Ford Escape vehicles.

What's the problem?

The side curtain air bags on the affected Escape vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment.

If this component detaches during air bag deployment, it may enter the passenger compartment as a projectile, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

What happens next?

Ford will notify owners of the recalled Escape vehicles beginning in late January 2018. Following that notification, dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, as necessary, free of charge.

Owners with additional questions about this recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332—reference recall 17S44.