Recall Alert: 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 740,000 model-year 2008-11 versions of the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs; no word yet if the related Mazda Tribute is involved.

The Problem: The Detroit News is reporting that a faulty torque sensor could cause the power steering system to shut off. If this happens, manual steering mode will engage and the SUV will be more difficult to steer, increasing the risk of an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is aware of five crashes and six injuries related to the issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts and update the related software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford will notify owners by July 25. Owners can call Ford at 800-392-3673 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Comments 

Alfred L. Page

I have a 2006 Mercury Mariner

Alfred L. Page

I have a 2006 Mercury Mariner

d krause

we had a 2008 mariner that had this issue two years ago. the power steering would randomly shut down and almost caused several accidents. contacted ford back then and they said there was no issues/recalls and the replacement parts would be around $2000 plus labor. we traded the car foe another and it started acting up last week, ford checked it out yesterday 5/29/14 and didn't find any issues, then today the recall is announced, guess ill be contacting ford again

Betty Wilcox

Anyone having troubles with the Throttle Body on the Escape 2010?

nick

Yes, I have a problem with my throttle body and I have a 2011 escape. Car jerks going through gears and is very under powered at times. RPMs are very high before shifting up and downshifts at annoying times.

Danita Easley

Hello,

Anyone having problems with their gas pedal sticking - when trying to accelerate?

We had our car fixed last year around this time and its doing it again. called Ford and they are no help.

Robyn Rhoads

I have a 2008 Ford Escape with only 73,000 miles on it. I have had to have the transmission replaced. It went out while I was driving with no warning - expensive then, the next week the fuel pump went out. Just holding my breath on this latest thing - no contact from my Ford Dealer or Ford.

Rita Childers

I have a 2008 ford escape and the transmission is going from 1st to 3rd gear with no warning. Is tis a comon problem?

saul vazquez

I had an accident, i had a 2008 ford escape and i total it but barely i am hearing about this and it sounds exactly how u had my accident the power steering gave up or something. does anyone know what to do...

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