2016 Ford Escape Recall Information

Component

AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

Mfr Report Date20151218
NHTSA Campaign ID17V398000
SummaryFord Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016 Ford Escape vehicles. The driver's knee airbag modules installed in these vehicles were produced without the inflator gas generant material, and, as a result, the air bags may not inflate properly in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, 'Occupant Crash Protection.'
ConsequenceIn the event of a crash, if the driver's knee air bag does not inflate as intended, the driver has an increased risk of injury.
RemedyFord will notify owners, and dealers will replace driver's knee air bag, free of charge. The recall began on August 8, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C11.
NotesOwners 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.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated December 2018

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