DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling approximately 203,500 2014-'15 Ford Escape SUV and Transit Connect minivans in North America because warning chimes, messages and warning lights in the instrument panel cluster may not work, according to the automaker.
"If these displays don't work as intended, it could increase the risk of a crash," Ford said in a statement on Wednesday.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the recall.
The affected Escapes were built from May 19, 2014 to February 6, 2015 at the Louisville Assembly Plant. The affected Transit Connects were built from May 13, 2014 to December 10, 2014 at Valencia Assembly Plant in Spain.
Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software. Ford spokesman Kelli Felker told Edmunds the recall is expected to begin the week of August 10. Owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: It will take several weeks for this recall to begin. If you have an immediate concern about your vehicle, it's best to contact your dealer now.