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2020 Ford Escape, Transit Recalled Over Airbag Issues

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Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Ford Transit vehicles. Affected vehicles may have an issue with their curtain airbags.

The defect: in affected vehicles, a diffuser may detach from the airbag inflator, which could cause improper inflation.

2020 Ford Transit

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The hazards: if the diffuser detaches from the inflator during airbag deployment, the curtain airbag may not inflate properly during deployment, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

FoMoCo is not aware of any reports of accidents or injury related to this condition.

Components: curtain airbag modules.

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Affected vehicles:

Number of vehicles affected:

  • 68 units in the U.S.
  • 12 units in Canada

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The fix: wait for recall notice to arrive by mail, and contact their local Ford dealer with any questions.

Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S35
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov

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Written by Chris Teague

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