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Ford Recalls – Escape, Freestar, and Mercury Monterey Vehicles Involved

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Vehicle Recall - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - The US Department of Transportation's NHTSA announced today two Ford recalls. One recall involves 2001-2002 Ford Escape vehicles because brake fluid could leak and can cause electrical damage or fire. The other recall involves 2004 -2005 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey vehicles because there is a potential failure of the torque converter output shaft.

Ford Escape Recall

Around 244,530 Ford Escape vehicles, model years 2001 and 2002, are involved in this recall. The cars, manufactured between October 22, 1999 and July 19, 2002, are recalled because of a brake master cylinder reservoir cap that could possibly leak brake fluid. This leakage could drip onto the anti-lock brake system (ABS) module wiring harness connector that could develop corrosion and lead to melted wiring, smoke, or even a fire.

Ford will be begin contacting owners of the recalled vehicles on the week of January 23, 2012. To remedy this problem, dealers will be replacing the brake master cylinder reservoir cap and the ABS electrical system will be modified. There may be delays because part availability. Owners of the recalled vehicles can contact Ford Motor Company in regards to the NHTSA recall number 07V-156. Ford’s customer relations toll free number is 1-866-436-7332.

Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey Recall

Approximately 205,896 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey vehicles are involved in a recall because of the potential failure of the torque converter output shaft. The driver could suddenly lose motive power without warning, which could cause a vehicle crash. Certain Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey vehicles models in 2004 and 2005 are involved the recall.

Ford will be notifying owners of the recalled vehicles around the beginning of the second calendar quarter of 2012. Dealers will be replacing the torque converter at no charge to the owner. The NHTSA recall number is 12V-006000. Owners can contact Ford Motor Company’s customer service toll-free phone number at 1-866-436-7332

By: Dave Reddy

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