2004 FORD ESCAPE
Problem: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
On certain sport utility vehicles built with 3. 0l v6 engines, the accelerator cable may prevent the throttle from returning to the idle position.
- An unexpected increase in engine idle speed may increase stopping distance and may result in a vehicle crash.
Dealers will replace the accelerator cable. The recall began on january 10, 2005. Owners should contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.2004 FORD ESCAPE
Problem: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Certain cardone master cylinders with date codes lower than dca7078 sold as replacement equipment for use on the vehicles listed above. The seal on master cylinder can fail and leak brake fluid.
- Loss of brake fluid can result in poor braking performance, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Cardone will notify owners and offer to repurchase any defective master cylinders. The recall began during april 2007. Owners can contact cardone at 1-800-777-4780.2004 FORD ESCAPE
Problem: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with antilock brakes (abs), the abs module connector may have missing or dislodged wire seals. This condition could allow contamination to enter the module connector, creating a potential for an electrical short.
- An electrical short might cause an abs malfunction that would illuminate the abs warning light, and in some cases, the module may overheat resulting in burning odor, smoke, and/or fire. This condition could occur either when the vehicle ignition switch is in the off position or while the vehicle is being operated.
Dealers will inspect the wire harness connector to the abs module for missing or dislodged wire seals, and repair or replace the harness connector as appropriate. The dealer will also inspect the connector on the abs module and replace it if it is found to be corroded or damaged. The recall began on april 23, 2007. Owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.2004 FORD ESCAPE
Certain 2004-2005 sport utility vehicles and certain 2001-2003 sport utiity vehicle having rear liftgate components serviced with 2004 equivalent components fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 206, door locks and door retention components. The rear liftgate latching system does not meet the inertia load requirement in one direction.
- If the liftgate is left unlocked, there is the potential that it may open during a crash.
Dealers will replace the rear liftgate latch release rod, the release rod attachment clip and the door handle return spring. The recall began on march 31, 2005. Owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.