01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby feh2goup - April 8th, 2014, 6:19 pm

RobtRoma wrote:
feh2goup wrote:The article has some serious factual problems. I don't think 386,000 Escape Hybrids were ever built. I think it was around 120,000. Second, the recall is mostly for 2001-2004 Hybrids, but the Hybrid came out in 2005.

I know you are right on your second point but I'm not sure about the 1st one... Anyway, the recall is not for hybrids according to this Oasis Broadcast:

4802 -Announcing Safety Recall 14S02
‎Thursday, ‎April ‎03, ‎2014, ‏‎8:00:00 PM
Safety Recall 14S02: Certain 2001-2004 Model Year Escape Vehicles Operated in Corrosion States - Front Subframe Crossbrace Installation. Please see FMCDealer.com for more details.


From Wikipedia:
"A total of 122,850 Escape hybrids were built since 2005"
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- replaced ambient temperature sensor
- replaced two hvac blend door acutators
- updated SYNC software
- replaced water pump
- brake job
- replaced steering column
- replaced TPMS sensor
- multiple rear hatch water leaks fixed
- rattle in dashboard resolved as loose bolt in steering column coupler
- replaced underbody a/c lines to rear hvac
- replaced backup sensor
- replaced sway bar links
- replaced one outer tie rod (105,000 miles)
- replaced right front wheel bearing
- replaced ball joints
- another brake job
- replaced a/c condenser
- replaced tailgate latch
- replaced tailgate support struts
- replaced underbody a/c lines to rear hvac (2nd time, $2000 each time)
- replaced driver door keypad
- replaced another outer tie rod
- replaced a/c compressor
- replaced hatch glass hinges
- replaced hatch wiper arm and attachment hardware
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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby RobtRoma - April 8th, 2014, 7:06 pm

Looks like that's about right. This Wikipedia article states 117,997 Escapes and 12,806 Mariners between MYs 2004 & 2012. 130,803 total between the two models. I'm curious to know how many of those were sold as taxi's.

I could have sworn I read something, about 8 years ago, that stated they were upping production to ±64,000 units/year and that was limited by battery availability. I also recall the article stated a certain percentage of the Hybrids were earmarked for Taxi fleets only. I guess I'm remembering wrong or the article was just a rumor.
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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby Dougy fresh - April 10th, 2014, 7:26 am

Well I never got a letter yet for mine yet but I'm making a call tomorrow to see what's up

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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby feh2goup - April 10th, 2014, 10:05 pm

RobtRoma wrote:Looks like that's about right. This Wikipedia article states 117,997 Escapes and 12,806 Mariners between MYs 2004 & 2012. 130,803 total between the two models. I'm curious to know how many of those were sold as taxi's.

I could have sworn I read something, about 8 years ago, that stated they were upping production to ±64,000 units/year and that was limited by battery availability. I also recall the article stated a certain percentage of the Hybrids were earmarked for Taxi fleets only. I guess I'm remembering wrong or the article was just a rumor.


And as fleet vehicles. Now and then I have a look at used FEH's for sale, and I practically never see one that was a fleet or taxi vehicle. I didn't see an ex-fleet one for sale when I was shopping for an FEH. No doubt many were bought for taxi use and government/utility/media use, but it seems by far the majority were bought by private individuals.

130,000 sounds like a small number, spread over North America. But if I keep an eye out, I can usually spot about one every day in our corner of the world. Interesting how numbers work.
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- replaced ambient temperature sensor
- replaced two hvac blend door acutators
- updated SYNC software
- replaced water pump
- brake job
- replaced steering column
- replaced TPMS sensor
- multiple rear hatch water leaks fixed
- rattle in dashboard resolved as loose bolt in steering column coupler
- replaced underbody a/c lines to rear hvac
- replaced backup sensor
- replaced sway bar links
- replaced one outer tie rod (105,000 miles)
- replaced right front wheel bearing
- replaced ball joints
- another brake job
- replaced a/c condenser
- replaced tailgate latch
- replaced tailgate support struts
- replaced underbody a/c lines to rear hvac (2nd time, $2000 each time)
- replaced driver door keypad
- replaced another outer tie rod
- replaced a/c compressor
- replaced hatch glass hinges
- replaced hatch wiper arm and attachment hardware
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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby cast4 - April 16th, 2014, 3:31 pm

In regards to this recall, I had attempted to schedule a time for my 03 to have the subframe inspection completed, aware that parts are not yet available, and that I had not yet received a letter. The dealership I called refused to even inspect the vehicle until I had a letter in hand. This directly conflicts with what the documents on NHTSA's site state. I'm thinking I should call Ford corporate and see if they would have a little chat :whistle: with this service department.
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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby Dougy fresh - April 16th, 2014, 4:41 pm

That's not cool. I would call Ford. I did the same thing as you but they took me in and took 1hr to inspect the escape which was free and they left a letter on my seat stating that i passed and will be called when parts are in signed Ford not dealership

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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby New Englander01 - April 16th, 2014, 6:58 pm

I have an appointment next week for inspection. Living in Massachusetts I am sure (but I hope not) my '01 is effected. Although getting a new subframe would be nice!
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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby Hench - April 16th, 2014, 10:52 pm

Getting a new subframe would be nice, and i need my passenger side control arm changed. Getting the dealership to free up all the rusted bolts will be nice LOL.
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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby cast4 - April 16th, 2014, 10:55 pm

Dougy fresh wrote:That's not cool. I would call Ford. I did the same thing as you but they took me in and took 1hr to inspect the escape which was free and they left a letter on my seat stating that i passed and will be called when parts are in signed Ford not dealership

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Yeah, I just called Ford customer service and they said they would give the service dept a call, so hopefully that goes somewhere.
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Re: 01-04 Escape recall for rust belt states 14S02 RECALL

Postby New Englander01 - April 25th, 2014, 3:08 pm

After having the dealer check out my Escape it was deemed safe to drive until the parts come in. They also found that there was three other recalls that were never taken care of on my particular truck! So, when the parts come in I'll get the subframe brackets as well as the engine cover modification, ABS relay and stud replacements!
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