Ford is recalling approximately 96,000 model-year 2015 Escape vehicles equipped with 2.0L engines. The bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can degrade and detach, preventing the vehicle from shifting into the selected gear or the Park position, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on May 9, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the underhood shifter bushing and add a protective cap over the shift cable bushing.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.