November 8, 2000
2001 Ford Escape Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2001 Ford
Escape sport utility vehicles, manufactured between October 1999 and August 2000.
Some 4x2 sport utility vehicles not
equipped with an antilock brake system (ABS) may have inadvertently been built with 4x4
rear hubs instead of 4x2 hubs. If the incorrect hubs are installed, the rear wheels can
loosen, or in some cases, separate from the vehicle. This condition could cause loss of
control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect the rear hubs and, if
necessary, replace them. [NHTSA Recall No. 00V260001/Ford Recall No.
In a separate action, 2001 Ford Escape sport
utility vehicles manufactured between October 1999 - September 2000 are also being
On certain vehicles, the O-ring seals in the fuel
line connector at the outlet end of the fuel filter were damaged when the line was
connected to the filter during vehicle assembly. This damage could result in fuel odor, or
possibly in fuel dripping from the connection. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition
source could result in a fire.
Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace
the fuel line. [NHTSA Recall No. 00V277001/Ford Recall No. 00S27]
13,875 sport utility vehicles are affected by
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Oct. 2, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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