2013-2014 Ford Escape Recalled for Misaligned Door Handles

June 13, 2014

Ford has found that certain 2013 -2014 Ford Escapes built at the Louisville Assembly plant during certain dates have door handles that were misaligned to the door outer panel during assembly.

A misaligned door handle may cause internal interference of the door linkage and a binding condition. This may result in a door that is difficult to close, or potentially opens while driving, increasing the risk of injury to an occupant.

ALSO SEE: Ford Admits To MPG Blunder, Downgrades Fuel Economy For Six Models

The fix

Ford dealers will inspect affected vehicles for proper door handle alignment. If any are found to be misaligned, they will be repositioned as required. This service will be performed on all vehicles affected for owners at no charge.

Vehicle eligibility

This recall is being conducted by vehicle VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). The best way to determine vehicle eligibility is to call local dealers with the VIN to determine if it is involved in this recall.

DON'T MISS: For Women, Getting A Car Repaired Is More Painful Then A Trip To The Dentist

For More Info

For more info or answers to any questions, call Ford Motor Company Customer Service at 800-392-3763 or the NHTSA 888-327-4236, reference recall # 14S03.

___________________________________________

Follow The Car Connection on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Hear Tom's nightly radio show, America's Car Show After Dark, Mon - Fri 8P - 11P EST on TuneIn. Call Tom during the show with your car questions at 1-866-253-2277.

2017
The Car Connection
See the winners »
2017
The Car Connection
 
Ratings and Reviews
Rate and review your car for The Car Connection
Review your car
The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.