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2001 Ford Escort Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
On certain Mustang cars equipped with manual transmissions, if the vehicle is parked with the parking brake not fully applied and not in first gear, the vehicle could roll on some grades. This could result in unintended vehicle movement and a vehicle crash.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will modify the parking brake control and install a plate, or over-bracket, to the control to lock the self adjust Mechanism in position following adjustment. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on Nov. 27, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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2000 Ford Escort Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
On certain Mustang cars equipped with manual transmissions, if the vehicle is parked with the parking brake not fully applied and not in first gear, the vehicle could roll on some grades. This could result in unintended vehicle movement and a vehicle crash.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will modify the parking brake control and install a plate, or over-bracket, to the control to lock the self adjust Mechanism in position following adjustment. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on Nov. 27, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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2000 Ford Escort Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 4.6-liter engines, a coolant flow blockage exists at the intake manifold heater core nipple, resulting in no coolant flow to the heater and, therefore, no warm air flow from the heater or windshield defroster. Vehicles with this condition do not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems." Loss of visibility could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action Need To Fix It:
Customers will be asked to verify, following instructions provided, that heated air flows from their vehicle's heater/defroster outlets. The customers will be advised to contact their dealers to make arrangements for repair of their vehicles if no heated air flow exists at these outlets. The manufacturer as reported that owner notification began Nov. 20, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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2000 Ford Escort Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
If the ball joint assembly where the lower control arm attaches in the rear knuckle on certainof these cars moves forward or backward from its installed position, greater stress will be placed on the knuckle casting. If this occurs, the casting could fracture, allowing the corner of the vehicle to drop, and the lower control arm could contact the inside of the rear wheel. In some cases, steering of the vehicle could be reduced.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace both rear suspension knuckles. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on April 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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2000 Ford Escort Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
The seat belt retractor may have a pin shaft that is incorrectly formed. In some circumstances, the switching mechanism could become nonfunctional, preventing the seat belt webbing from being extracted from the retractor. If the mechanism malfunctions and does not allow the webbing to be extracted, the lap and shoulder belt could not be worn by a vehicle occupant. Also, the operator may be unable to properly install a child seat in that seating position.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect the lap and shoulder belt assemblies. Assemblies with date codes of 200 through 223 are suspect and will be replaced. Owner notification began Oct. 19, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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1999 Ford Escort Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
The seat belt retractor may have a pin shaft that is incorrectly formed. In some circumstances, the switching mechanism could become nonfunctional, preventing the seat belt webbing from being extracted from the retractor. If the mechanism malfunctions and does not allow the webbing to be extracted, the lap and shoulder belt could not be worn by a vehicle occupant. Also, the operator may be unable to properly install a child seat in that seating position.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect the lap and shoulder belt assemblies. Assemblies with date codes of 200 through 223 are suspect and will be replaced. Owner notification began Oct. 19, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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