Reuters reports that Ford also recalled model year 2013-14 Focus ST hatchbacks, for a total of 160,000 vehicles. The problem is the same for both recalled models — the engine could lose power or stall.
A poor electrical connection in the vehicle’s wiring harness could affect the powertrain control module. If that occurs the vehicle could stall or lose power while in use, increasing the chance of an accident.
Officials with Ford tell Reuters they are unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the recalls. Owners of vehicles will be notified and dealers will correct the issue.
Ford redesigned the popular Escape for 2013 and has had nothing but issues with the vehicle since.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there have already been three previous recalls of the vehicle in 2014 alone.