Ford Motor Co has recalled 7,150 vehicles built in November, including the 2013 Escape crossover, because some models are equipped with a defective child lock on the left rear door. Also included in the recall are the 2013 Focus and C-Max cars. The action marks Ford’s fifth recall for the redesigned Escape since the vehicle’s launch last year.
Ford says it will inspect 5,638 Escapes that were built in Louisville Assembly Plant between November 14th and November 24th. Ford is recalling 1,223 Focus cars as well as 283 C-Max vehicles. Both of the affected models were built at Michigan Assembly Plant between November 17th and November 21st. In some of these vehicles, the child lock on the left rear door may not work when the driver tries to activate the locks. The driver may incorrectly believe that the locks are functioning properly.
About 5,650 of the vehicles covered by the recall are in the United States. Ford says it is not aware of any accidents and injuries due to the problem. Ford has recalled its 2013 Escape crossover twice for problems with its 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. The company issued two other recalls on the vehicle in early July for problems with the brakes and carpeting.
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