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Recall 14V239000

Doors May Be Difficult To Close Or Can Open While Driving

Recall Details

The outside door handles may be misaligned, which can result in doors being difficult to close or doors opening while driving. Dealers will inspect and correct the mounting of the door handles as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The outside door handles may be misaligned, resulting in doors being difficult to close or doors that open while driving.

What Should You Do?

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 14S03.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., May 7, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 7, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
581,986
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V239000
Component
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, through April 10, 2014. Due to an assembly misalignment between the exterior door handle and the door outer panel, the affected vehicles have doors that may be difficult to close or may possibly open while driving.
Consequence
A door that opens unexpectedly may result in an unrestrained occupant falling from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the mounting of the door handles, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 30, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S03.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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