2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Focus and Escape Recalled for Faulty Child Lock


  • 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Picture

    2013 Ford C-Max Energi Picture

    Ford is recalling approximately 7,150 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Focus and Escape vehicles to replace a rear door lock that may have a defective child safety lock. | March 12, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Ford is recalling approximately 7,150 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Focus and Escape vehicles to replace a rear door lock that may have a defective child safety lock.
  • The left rear door child lock may have been built incorrectly.
  • Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the recall.

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling approximately 7,150 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Focus and Escape vehicles to replace a rear door lock that may have a defective child safety lock, the automaker told Edmunds.

The left rear door child lock may have been built incorrectly.

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the recall. Information about the recall has not yet been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The child lock may not engage when the operator uses normal turning force to activate the child lock and the operator may incorrectly believe the child lock is engaged," wrote Kelli Felker, a Ford spokeswoman, in an e-mailed message.

The Focus and C-Max vehicles were built at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant from November 17-21, 2012. The Escapes were built at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant from November 14-24, 2012.

Ford dealers will replace the lock on the left rear door. The recall is expected to begin on March 25. Owners can contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Edmunds says: This is an important recall to pay attention to, especially if children ride in the backseat of your 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Focus or Escape.

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