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RECALL Subject : Power Window Force may be Excessive/FMVSS 118

Report Receipt Date: AUG 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V617000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17,985


Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

SUMMARY:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2017 Ford Escape Titanium and SE vehicles manufactured October 5, 2015, to May 12, 2016. The settings for the closing-force of the power-operated windows may allow the windows to close on an object such as a body part and injure it before the windows auto-reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, "Power-Operated Window Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:
If a window closes on a body part, it can increase the risk of injury.
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REMEDY:
Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the power window operating system software, free of charge. The recall began on September 6, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C12.
 
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