• Ford Issues Escape, Mariner Recall
  • September 30, 2014 | Author: Jennifer L. Keel
  • Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
  • Ford recently announced it is recalling nearly 74,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles because of the fear the electronic systems inside the cars could overheat. Of the total recalled vehicles, 66,000 were Escapes and 7,800 were Mariners, sold in North America. Most of the affected vehicles were sold in the United States.

    "When the hybrid electronics system gets too hot it will shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash," Ford wrote in a filing to the National Highway Safety Administration.

    According to the automaker, the Escapes that were affected by the recall have model years from 2005 to 2008. The Mariners that were recalled were built from 2006 to 2008. Ford hasn't received any reports of injuries or deaths as a result of the recalled vehicles.

    More vehicles recalled by Ford
    The Escape and Mariner recall was not Ford's only issue. The automaker also recently announced it is recalling nearly 400 2014 Ford Focus sedans and 2015 Lincoln MKC crossovers due to problems with the fuel delivery module filter.

    Ford said there have been no reports of injuries or deaths as a result of the affected vehicles.

    Along with the recall of those vehicles, Ford also issued a recall for its F-650 and F-750 diesel engine trucks. The vehicles had a problem with their fuel filters, as they might not seal properly and no injuries or death have been reported pertaining to these issues.