Ford Recalls Escape, Focus Vehicles Due to Electrical Signal Errors
Electrical issues in two Ford models could make them dangerous to drive.
The automaker has announced a recall for certain model year 2013 Escape and 2013-2014 Focus ST vehicles. Insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (PCM).
The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford's recall includes about 9,000 vehicles.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 4, 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Ford customer service (866) 436-7332.