2008 Ford ESCAPE Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

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2008 Ford ESCAPE Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #104394
NHTSA Compaign #14V284000
MFG Compaign #14S05
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 Model Year2008
 Date of notification18/07/14
 Begin date of manufacuring18/08/06
 End date of manufacturing11/09/10
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received29/05/14
 Report created29/05/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units740878
 Defect summaryFord motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 ford escape and mercury mariner vehicles manufactured august 18, 2006, through september 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. As a result, the system could remove the electric power steering (eps) assist.
 Consequence summaryIf power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionFord will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power steering control module (pscm) and the instrument cluster module, free of charge. If a vehicle shows a history of a loss of the torque sensor signal or fault codes relating to the pscm when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, the affected components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on july 18, 2014. Owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14s05.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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