Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape crossovers and 2013-2014 Focus ST hatchbacks over an issue with the engine wiring harness splices that increases the risk of a crash.
The problem: 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 hazard: the incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
- 2013 Ford Escape manufactured January 11, 2012 to April 1, 2013
- 2013-2014 Ford Focus ST manufactured May 03, 2012 to October 14, 2013.
Number of vehicles affected: 9,017 (United States figure).
The fix: 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 4th, 2016.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford recall can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners can also contact Ford customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 14S17-S1
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V813000