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2018 Ford Mustang And Escape Recalled In Separate Safety Campaigns 21
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Mustang, Recalls, Reports, USA on 12 21st, 2017


If you’ve recently taken delivery of a 2018 Mustang, prepare to schedule an appointment with an authorized Ford dealer, as your pony car needs to go in for repairs.

Part of a safety compliance recall, automatic transmission-equipped Mustangs have an “illumination issue” in the instrument cluster.

“If an operator turns off the vehicle with the transmission in a position other than park, the instrument cluster may not illuminate the PRNDL display, and the operator may not receive the key-in-the-ignition warning chime when the driver’s door is opened”, says Ford.

This issue, which could increase the risk of a vehicle rollaway, affects 2,167 units of the 2018 Mustang, including 2,100 in the United States and federalized territories and 67 in Canada, which were built at Flat Rock from March 14 through November 26, 2017.

The second recall affects 10,610 units of the Ford Escape assembled at Louisville in November 13-29 this year, which may have a problem with their side air curtain diffuser that could prevent the side airbags from fully inflating in the event of a crash.

“In the affected vehicles, the top hat diffuser on the side air curtain inflator may detach from the inflator during deployment and create a tear that could cause the side air curtain to not fully inflate, and the diffuser to potentially become a projectile in the passenger compartment”, the Blue Oval explained.

Ford is not aware of any incidents associated with the two issues that affect the Mustang and Escape. Even though it hasn’t announced a recall schedule yet, once it does, it will take care of the software update and replacement of the side curtain airbag assemblies, respectively, free of charge.

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Ford Planning To Launch Hybrid Versions Of The Expedition And Navigator 28
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Expedition, Hybrids, Lincoln, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln Navigator, PHEV, Reports on 08 28th, 2017


Ford's hybrid and electric vehicle lineup has been largely overlooked but the company is hoping for greater success in the future thanks to the addition of several new models.
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Ford Owners Sue Automaker Over Defective Lug Nuts 28
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford F-Series, Ford Flex, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, Reports on 08 28th, 2017


Ford is being sued by hundreds of owners over reportedly defective lug nuts, Automotive News reports.
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The Seat Or Seatbelt In Your Ford SUV / Truck Could Fail In A Sudden Stop Or Crash 29
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford F-150, Ford F-Series, Lincoln, Lincoln MKC, Recalls, Reports on 07 29th, 2017


Ford has issued a new safety campaign for certain SUVs and pickup trucks, to replace improperly tempered seat, seatback, seatbelt and/or seatbelt buckle attaching bolts.
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Ford Recalls 400,000 Transit Vans – And Seven Patrol Vehicles 2
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Ford Transit, Police Cars on 07 2nd, 2017


Ford has issued three recalls in the North American market, the largest of which covers over 400,000 vehicles.
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Ford Trademark Filing Hints At Plug-In Hybrid Versions Of The Explorer, Kuga, And Transit 10
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Ford Kuga, Ford Transit, Hybrids on 05 10th, 2017


The C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi haven't made much of an impression but Ford isn't giving up its on plug-in hybrids as trademark filings suggest a handful of new models are in the works.
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Ford And Lincoln Issue 3 Recalls Covering Nearly Half A Million Cars In North America 29
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Ford F-Series, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Ford Transit, Lincoln, Lincoln MKT, Recalls, Reports on 03 29th, 2017


Ford has issued three recalls and one safety compliance recall for North America.
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First Drive: Facelifted 2017 Ford Kuga Ticks All The Right Boxes, But Is It Enough? 28
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in First Drive, Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Kuga, Galleries, new cars, reviews on 11 28th, 2016


The time has come for the Ford Kuga (or Escape as it’s called on the other side of the pond) to get its mid-life facelift, with the update becoming a part of the company’s plan to strengthen its SUV line-up in Europe.
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The Most Reliable American Vehicles For 2016, According To CR 4
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Buick, Buick Enclave, Buick Regal, Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevy Sonic, Consumer Reports, Corvette, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Ford Fusion on 11 4th, 2016


Dead-set on buying domestic, and want to know which are the most reliable new cars on the market?

Look no further, because out of its latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey, Consumer Reports has broken down the most reliable American cars, trucks, and SUVs in every category and for every budget.
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2017 Ford Escape Is A Sporty, But Pricey, Drive 2
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Consumer Reports, Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Videos, reviews, SUV, video on 11 2nd, 2016


While the redesigned Escape might be fun to drive and safer than the previous model, Ford's pricing policy could prove a stumbling block.
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Ford Issues Three Separate Recalls, GT350 And GT350R Mustangs Included 28
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford F-Series, Ford Mustang, Mercury, Mercury Mariner, Recalls on 10 28th, 2016


Ford is conducting three separate safety recalls in North America, covering almost 600,000 vehicles between them.
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Ford’s Door Latch Safety Recall Expanded To Over 2.3 Million Cars In North America 10
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford C-Max, Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Ford Mustang, Ford Transit, Lincoln, Lincoln MKC, NHTSA, Recalls on 09 10th, 2016


At the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford has expanded a previously announced recall in North America by roughly 1.5 million vehicles.
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Now You Can Rent A Ford Escape Promoting A ‘Silicon Valley’ Startup 1
Sep
Posted by Zac Estrada in Ford, Ford Escape, Offbeat News on 09 1st, 2016


Want to get the true tech startup experience on your next San Francisco trip by driving something promoting a fictional failed company? Thought so.
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Ford Issues Three Recalls Affecting Over 100,000 Vehicles 25
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Ford Transit, Lincoln, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Recalls on 08 25th, 2016


Ford has just issued three recalls in North America affecting over 100,000 vehicles.
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Ford Recalls Almost 830,000 Vehicles In North America To Replace Side Door Latches 4
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Ford Mustang, Ford Transit, Lincoln, Lincoln MKC, Recalls on 08 4th, 2016


Ford is conducting a large recall in North America for an estimated 828,053 vehicles, sold or registered in warm states, due to possible faulty door latches.
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