Ford recalls 2013MY Escape due to wiring glitches

Article by Christian A., on August 19, 2014

Ford Motor Co. has issued another recall of the 2013 Escape crossover – its 11th – due to a wiring issue that could make the engine hesitate or stall. The recall includes 159,395 MY2013-2014 Escapes and Focus ST hatchbacks with turbocharged 2.0-liter engines in North America. According to Ford, the engine wiring harnesses may have splices “insufficiently compressed during the supplier manufacturing process.”

It said that the issue could affect engine performance by sending incorrect signals to the powertrain control module, leading to glitches like stalling, lesser engine power, hesitation or illumination of the engine-malfunction indicator light. No injuries or crashes are tied to the issue.

Ford is instructing its dealers to replace the wiring splices. The Escape has been one of the most recalled vehicles in United States since it was redesigned in 2013. Despite that, it remains the second most-popular crossover in the country, just slightly behind the Honda CR-V.

It grew 19 percent in July and was Ford's No. 3 vehicle in the US in terms of sales in the first seven months of 2014 (179,448 units).

According to a Ford spokeswoman, the latest recall covers 17,354 Focus STs built from February 2012 through October 2013 and 142,041 Escapes produced from October 2011 through April 2013. Around 133,000 of them are in the US, 25,000 are in Canada and less than 800 units are in Mexico.

The brand-new Ford Escape provides the flexibility and cargo room SUV owners expect with an athletic design they want.

Escape's sporty good appearance was not reached accidentally. Ford wanted to produce the feeling of athleticism in the new exterior, down to a defined musculature that communicates energy and movement.

This new SUV will be available as the Escape in North America and will be launched later with a Kuga badge in other markets around the globe.

Form leads function through a more elegant design that creates cargo space that is greater than the outgoing Escape. It has a space of 68.1 cubic feet in the back of the first row and 34.3 cubic feet in the back of the second. The new Kuga will be a little more lengthened than the current version, creating more luggage room.

Escape's seats are Ford's most recent and are lighter but still adds to occupant convenience. The seat configuration loses almost three pounds, but the seats themselves have more functions – powered two-way recline and powered two-way lumbar support. These are additions to the regular six-way available adjustments.

A sports seat, with higher bolsters and unique embroidery, is also an option.

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