2003 Ford Escape Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 7 official 2003 Ford Escape recalls. Find out if your 2003 Ford Escape needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 29, 2015

For vehicles that have had a replacement Ford remanufactured automatic transmission installed, the shift lever bolt may not be properly tightened. This can result in the shift lever disengaging from the transmission, making it impossible to know the proper gear selected, nor put the vehicle into park to secure it.

Recalls on your Ford or Mercury must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in October 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 2, 2014

For vehicles registered or operating in cold weather states, the front suspension lower control arm may corrode and separate from the vehicle. This would result in loss of vehicle control.

Ford notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Ford recall number is 14S02.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 25, 2012

Ford is recalling 2001-2004 Escape vehicles equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine, the throttle could become stuck when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost fully depressed.

Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning August 6, 2012. There are no symptoms that could forewarn you of this issue. If you have any issues with the throttle sticking, do not drive your vehicle and call your local Ford dealer immediately. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

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