Ford Can’t ‘Escape’ More Recalls on Its Beloved Crossover
Ford’s (NYSE:F) redesigned Escape was released to great acclaim as a 2013 model year vehicle in 2012. It offers commendable mileage, loads of utility, and doesn’t look half bad either; Ford, on paper, had a winner on its hands. The company still does, really, except that on Friday it announced a recall of 692,700 Escapes for issues pertaining to its doorhandles.
What makes these recalls especially notable, though, is that in its short two-year lifespan, the Escape has been recalled considerable times — over five, at least. That’s a ton for one vehicle, especially given its brief life on the market.
Ford says that this issue could potentially cause the exterior door handles to open while the car is in motion and fail to latch properly. No crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the issue, and it just takes a simple adjustment by the dealer to fix. The vehicles affected are from the 2013 and 2014 model year.
That, however, is only half the story. The poor Escape was called in for another reason as a part of a different recall, this time for a handful (albeit, a really, really large handful) of C-Max hybrids. Reportedly, there is a problem involving a software glitch that could delay the deployment of the safety canopy in certain rollovers, The Detroit News reports.