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2020 Ford Escape, Transit Recalled Over Airbag Issues

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

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.

Affected vehicles:

Number of vehicles affected:

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

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:

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