July 17, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V415000
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V415
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 68
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Escape and Transit vehicles. The affected vehicles may have an improperly crimped diffuser in the side curtain air bags which may result in the diffuser detaching from the inflator in the event of an air bag deployment.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side curtain air bag modules, free of charge. An interim letter notifying owners of the safety risk will be mailed August 3, 2020. A second letter will be sent once parts are available, which is expected to be in September 2020. Owners may contact Ford’s customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 20S35.
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.
July 21, 2020
|Vehicle||Model Year||Assembly Plant||Build Dates|
|Transit||2020||Kansas City||February 28, 2020 through May 18, 2020|
|Escape||2020||Louisville||March 18, 2020|
Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS and FSA VIN Lists.
REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL
In the affected vehicles, a defect may exist in the curtain airbag assembly. Due to an improper crimp, the air bag diffuser may detach from the inflator during air bag deployment resulting in the air bag not inflating properly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
DO NOT DEMONSTRATE OR DELIVER any new in-stock vehicles involved in this safety recall. A complete Dealer Bulletin will be provided to dealers in September 2020 when it is anticipated that parts ordering information and repair instructions will be available to support this safety recall.
IMPORTANT: Dealers should open a Repair Order (RO) only when a full dealer bulletin is published. Opening a RO against an Awareness or Advance Notice will result in warranty rejections against a recall.
Owners of record will be notified via first-class mail after repair instructions and parts ordering information have been provided to dealers.
Federal law requires dealers to complete this recall service before a new vehicle is delivered to the buyer or lessee. Violation of this requirement by a dealer could result in a civil penalty of up to $21,000 per vehicle. Correct all vehicles in your new vehicle inventory prior to delivery.
QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE
For questions and assistance, contact the Special Service Support Center (SSSC) via the SSSC Web Contact Site. The SSSC Web Contact Site can be accessed through the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website using the SSSC link listed at the bottom of the OASIS VIN report screen or listed under the SSSC tab.
David J. Johnson
Ford Media Center
FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUES THREE SAFETY RECALLS IN NORTH AMERICA
Jul 21, 2020 | DEARBORN, Mich.
DEARBORN, Mich., July 21, 2020 – Ford Motor Company is issuing three safety recalls in North America.
Safety recall for select 2016-20 Lincoln MKX and Nautilus vehicles with 16-way power seats In affected vehicles, there may be insufficient clearance between the driver and/or front passenger seat wiring harness and the seat cushion pan, which could cause wiring harness abrasion. If certain wires in the seat wiring harness are damaged through contact with the seat cushion frame, the airbag system may not perform as intended in some circumstances, increasing the risk of injuries.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 19,299 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 4,262 in Canada and 1,023 in Mexico.
Affected vehicles were built at Oakville Assembly Plant from Nov. 11, 2014, to Jan. 24, 2020.
Dealers will install flocking tape on the exposed edge of the 16-way seat cushion frames, inspect the wire harness, and repair or replace as needed. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S37.
Affected vehicles were built without certain thermal protection components intended to reduce the interior cabin floor and seat attachment temperatures. These missing components may include an underbody heat shield, a thermal insulator patch under the floor mat, or covers for the seat bolts and seat pedestal. In vehicles built without these thermal protection components, the interior cabin floor and seat attachments could reach elevated temperatures during certain highload, high ambient temperature driving conditions. Continuous skin contact with elevated temperatures may lead to skin irritation or a minor burn.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 1,299 vehicles in the U.S. and 31 in Canada.
Affected vehicles were built at Ohio Assembly Plant from March 18, to June 8, 2020.
In affected vehicles, the curtain airbag may not inflate properly during deployment, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 68 vehicles in the U.S. and 12 in Canada.
Affected vehicles are as follows:
- 2020 Ford Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant on March 18, 2020
- 2020 Ford Transit vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from Feb. 18 to March 19, 2020.
Dealers will replace the curtain airbag modules. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S35.
2 Affected Products
4 Associated Documents
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Notification re NEW VEHICLE DEMONSTRATION / DELIVERY HOLD – Advance Notice Safety Recall 20S35 Certain 2020 Model Year Escape and Transit Vehicles Curtain Air Bag Replacement
Defect Notice 573 Report
Latest Recalls Documents
For the most up to date documents from NHTSA for this Recall, click the lick above
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