2013-'14 Ford Escape, C-Max Recalled for Possible Airbag Deployment Delay | Edmunds

2013-'14 Ford Escape, C-Max Recalled for Possible Airbag Deployment Delay


Just the Facts:
  • Ford is recalling 594,785 2013-'14 Ford Escape and C-Max vehicles because errors in the programming software may result in a delayed deployment of the side curtain airbag.
  • No warranty, customer complaints or injuries have been reported as a result of the recall, Ford told NHTSA.
  • The recall is expected to begin on May 26.

WASHINGTON — Ford is recalling 594,785 2013-'14 Ford Escape and C-Max vehicles because errors in the programming software may result in a delayed deployment of the side curtain airbag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"In the affected vehicles, the restraint control module (RCM) may have errors in the programming software, which may result in a delayed deployment of the side curtain rollover airbag," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the side curtain rollover airbag is delayed in deploying in certain rollover circumstances, the risk of injury to the passengers is increased."

No warranty, customer complaints or injuries have been reported as a result of the recall, Ford told NHTSA.

The affected vehicles were built at the Louisville Assembly Plant from October 5, 2011 to February 14, 2014 and from the Michigan Assembly Plant from January 19, 2012 to February 24, 2014.

Ford dealers will reprogram the restraint control module. The recall is expected to begin on May 26. Owners can contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Edmunds says: If you own one of these vehicles and have any concerns before the recall starts, it's best to contact your local Ford dealer.

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