Ford Recalls Escape And Focus ST Hatch Over Engine Wiring Harness Issue

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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.

Affected vehicles:

  • 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.

Contacts:

  • 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
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Written by Chris Ecclestone

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  1. To Whom It May Concern:

    My name is Stacey McKay. I purchased a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium and I have been having major issue with the RPM speeding up, slowing down, cutting off at traffic light when I stop and also stalling in the middle of the highway (almost causing me to get a bit by an 18 wheeler), I took it to the dealer who took it to two separate machanics and I also took it to Ford service center and they could not find the issue, they said it was the battery and charged me for a new battery & workman fee $270, then I drove it away and had it happen the night after Ford gave it back to me. This is a safe issue and a deadly one to be frank. I can’t work or go anywhere because I am afraid I will be killed or left stranded on the roadways. I would love to use my car this week to go to work to pay due note & insurance but can’t. Yes I do have insurance with tow but it is very disheartening to have to fear leaving your home. I then did a search and found this recall code 14S17-S1, who’s after reading the explanation, I noticed it’s what’s happening to my car but you only have it for 2013-2016. That is unfair, we who purchased 2012 are left stranded because no one did a proper check to see how far this issue goes back.
    I have paid out of pockets and have not been able to work to replace so now I am low on funds but I love my little hatchback and don’t want to have to skip in my note and mess my credit up. I and asking for a further review of 2012’s and you will see the issue stems further. You are supposed to be providing safe American vehicles but so far I am becoming sorry I did not take the Honda CR-V or Toyota Rav 4. I’d take my chances with them. Please help me rebuild my confidence in Ford and not look at them as (Fix Or Repair Dailey/Found On Road Dead).

    True American
    Stacey McKay

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