ON CERTAIN HYBRID VEHICLES, THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND MAY FRACTURE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN.
IF A FRACTURE OCCURS, THE POWERTRAIN WILL LOSE THE ABILITY TO TRANSMIT TORQUE TO THE DRIVE WHEELS AND THE TRANSMISSION WILL NOT HOLD THE VEHICLE STATIONARY WHEN PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVETRAIN INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 23, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
FORD RECALL NO. 06S44. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2014
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.
If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Side Rear Passenger
Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.
NHTSA Rollover Rating
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
2.3L DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 "Duratec" engine
Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
100,000 mile tuneup interval
5-speed manual transmission w/OD
2.93 rear axle ratio
Front wheel drive
4-wheel independent suspension
(4) P225/75R15 BSW all-season tires
(4) 15" X 6.5" 5-spoke styled steel wheels w/cap
Underbody-mounted compact spare tire
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
4-wheel anti-lock braking system
16.5 gallon fuel tank
Black roof side rails
Grey body cladding/rocker moldings
Black liftgate molding
Black grille w/black mesh center
Black full grip ergonomic door handles
Clear lens halogen headlamps w/delay
Black fold-away pwr side mirrors
Dot matrix windshield pattern
Solar-tinted glass on doors & liftgate
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer
Cloth front low-back bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
*Estimated payments are for informational purposes only and don't account for acquisition fees, destination charges, tax, title, and other fees and incentives or represent a financing offer or guarantee of credit from the seller.