Ford Recalls Nearly 582,000 Escape SUVs Due to Alignment Issue

a local Ford dealer will inspect and correct the mounting of the door handles free of charge

Ford Recalls Nearly 582,000 Escape SUVs Due to Alignment Issue
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May 20, 2014

what's being recalled?

Ford is recalling nearly 582,000 model year 2013-2014 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011 through April 10, 2014.

what's the problem?

Due to an assembly misalignment between the exterior door handle and the door outer panel, the affected vehicles have doors that may be difficult to close or may possibly open while driving.

A door that opens unexpectedly could result in an unrestrained occupant falling from the vehicle while in motion, increasing the risk of injury.

next steps

Ford will notify owners of the recalled Escape vehicles, and a local Ford dealer will inspect and correct the mounting of the door handles, as necessary, free of charge.

Escape owners with additional questions about his recall can contact Ford Customer Service toll-free at (800) 392-3673. Ford's reference number for this recall is 14S03.