Ford Recalls 2018 Escape, Mustang

Ford Mustang Ford Escape Recall

There are two Ford recalls to pass along as we close out 2017. One involves the 2018 Ford Mustang, the other the 2018 Ford Escape.

2018 Ford Mustang vehicles with an automatic transmission to update instrument cluster software

Models: 

  • Approximately 2,100 model-year 2018 Ford Mustangs built between March 14 and Nov. 26, 2017, at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.
  • The models are equipped with an automatic transmission premium 12.4-inch instrument cluster.

Issue:  

  • The PRNDL (Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, Low) display may not illuminate if the vehicle is turned off in a position other than Park, and the driver may not receive the warning chime when the door is opened, increasing the risk of a rollaway.  

Repair: Dealers will update the instrument cluster software for free.

Notes:

  • Ford is unaware of any injuries or accidents associated with this issue.
  • The recall is expected to begin February 5, 2018.
  • Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

2018 Ford Escape for side air curtain inflator

Models:

  • Approximately 10,200 model-year 2018 Ford Escape SUVs built between Nov. 13 and Nov. 29, 2017, at the automaker’s Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky.

Issue 

  • The top hat diffuser may detach from the side air curtain inflator during deployment, potentially tearing the inflator and preventing full inflation; this also could result in the diffuser becoming a projectile in the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.  

Repair:

  • Dealers will replace, as necessary, the affected side air curtain assemblies for free.

Notes:

  • Ford is unaware of any injuries or accidents associated with this issue.
  • Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule.
  • Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Related Reading:

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