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Recall 14V495000

Engine Hesitates And Stalls

Recall Details

The engine may hesitate while driving and can stall due to a wiring issue to the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor in the engine management system. Dealers will replace the wiring splices in question free of charge to correct the problem.

Our Quick Take

The engine could hesitate while driving and can stall, causing a safety issue.

What Should You Do?

Ford notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 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 14S17.

Engine, August 11, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 11, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
133,227
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V495000
Component
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, to April 1, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines and Focus ST vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to October 14, 2013, and equipped with 2.0 liter engines. Insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (PCM).
Consequence
The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S17.
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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