FORD ESCAPE 2013: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Make : FORD Model : ESCAPE Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2012-11-14 - 2012-11-21
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V085000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-03-27 Date Received by ODI: 2013-03-07 Date Added to Database: 2013-03-11
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 13S02
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5675
Summary:
      Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Focus and C-Max vehicles built from November 16, 2012, through November 21, 2012; and model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from November 14, 2012, through November 21, 2012. The left rear door child lock was built incorrectly. As a result, the child lock may not engage when the operator uses normal force to activate the child lock.
Consequence:
      The operator may incorrectly believe the child lock is engaged. However, the door may be opened from the inside, increasing the risk of injury to an unrestrained child.
Remedy:
      Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the affected rear door latches, and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 27, 2013. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Ford's recall campaign number is 13S02.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.