1990 FORD Escort

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 1990 FORD Escort

Recall Date Component Summary
April 25, 1996 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

October 13, 1989 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

SPECIAL PRIMER THAT PROMOTES THE BONDING OF A URETHANE ADHESIVE TO THE GLASS WAS NOT APPLIED TO THE WINDSHIELDS BEFORE INSTALLATION.

Remedy:

REMOVE AND PROPERLY INSTALL WINDSHIELD USING SPECIAL PRIMER.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1990 FORD Escort

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Date Component  
seats & seat belts

121 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1990 FORD Escort

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Date Component  
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10313471
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10182987
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10037188
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 10026523
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 8017096
SEAT BELTS | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10351100
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 984329
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 984413
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
ODI Number: 978271
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 983414
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 982937
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 983762
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 983734
SEAT BELTS | STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD
ODI Number: 977618
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 983249
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 982306
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 983207
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 978968
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 977052
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 983188
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 983183
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 983181
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 983162
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 983106
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 983063
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 979307
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 983032
STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 977857
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 983484
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 983006
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 971218
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 975691
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 971443
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 965808
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 963997
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
ODI Number: 968170
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 961940
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
ODI Number: 960572
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 958660
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 958171
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 960882
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 960882
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 960882
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 960882
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ODI Number: 960882
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 960326
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 961175
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
ODI Number: 960729
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
ODI Number: 960729
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
ODI Number: 960729
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 959667
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 892463
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 893886
TIRES
ODI Number: 891140
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 891482
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 867596
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 862220
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 851836
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 831571
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 833954
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 823115
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 815074
SEATS
ODI Number: 812944
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 813332
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 817076
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 807093
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 808175
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK | SEAT BELTS | SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
ODI Number: 809302
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 806923
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 802854
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 803652
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 803220
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
ODI Number: 800962
SEATS
ODI Number: 802118
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 803356
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 740568
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 740177
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 735938
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | SEATS | SEATS | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 730174
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION | POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 730027
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 714263
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 706372
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 702684
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 701908
STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 601983
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
ODI Number: 544879
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 533736
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 534344
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 528478
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 524604
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 524604
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 518936
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 512632
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 513320
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 513320
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 509965
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 511928
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 511038
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 507309
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 509730
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 507466
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 469733
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 480747
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
ODI Number: 487746
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ODI Number: 482979
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 484495
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 484699
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 476761
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 478779
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 478779
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 478779
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 478779
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
ODI Number: 478779
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 478779
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 478779
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 478779
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 478779
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 478779
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 504280
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 504148
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 505392
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3 Investigations for 1990 FORD Escort

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

34 Service Alerts for 1990 FORD Escort

Date Description
May 3, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOW RECOMMENDS SAE 5W-30 VISCOSITY GRADE FOR SERVICING ANY FORD GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF MODEL YEAR. *TT

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 10, 2000 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER- SERVICE TIP. *MJS

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April 13, 1998 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

A NEW SILICONE GASKET AND SEALANT. *YC

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April 13, 1998 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

EXPERIENCING A WHINING / BUZZING NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO. *TT

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October 21, 1996 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

WINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS – FOG/FILM. *TW

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March 3, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FLUID- TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *JD

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March 17, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD

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June 14, 1999 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

EXPERIENCING A WHINE / BUZZ TYPE NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO ON VEHICLES WITH AN IN-TANK ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP. *TT

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March 30, 1998 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

INFORMATION ON A BUZZING OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT

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March 1, 1995 011000 STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

UNKNOWN

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March 1, 1995 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

UNKNOWN

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March 1, 1995 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

UNKNOWN

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March 1, 1995 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

UNKNOWN

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March 1, 1995 138800 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR

UNKNOWN

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March 1, 1995 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

UNKNOWN

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March 2, 1998 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

ANNOUNCING THE FORD OEM AIR CONDITIONING RETROFIT KIT AVAILABILITY. *YC

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July 26, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON THE NEW FLUSH AND FILL TOOL AVAILABLE THROUGH ROTUNDA. *TT

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November 18, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TORQUE CONVERTER – LEAK TEST PROCEDURE – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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August 6, 2001 138600 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT HEATER CORE LEAKS. *SLC

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October 18, 1999 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

SUBJECT ON A WIRE HARNESS TERMINAL REPAIR KIT AVAILABLE FOR REPAIRING ELECTRICAL WIRING HARNESSES. *TT

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April 13, 1998 190000 TIRES

INFORMATION ON TIRE COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE. *YC

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August 1, 1995 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

SHEET METAL-ROOF PANEL AND DRIP RAIL REPLACEMENT- SEAM SEALER APPLICATION PROCEDURE.*SD

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April 1, 1995 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

A REVISED SERVICE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR IS NOW AVAILABLE. *TW

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April 1, 1995 136200 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

A REVISED SERVICE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR IS NOW AVAILABLE. *TW

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July 1, 1994 063140 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

RECALL 93E50 – VEHICLE’S ENGINE MAY BE RELEASING AIR POLLUTANTS WHICH EXCEED US FEDERAL STANDARDS. TO CORRECT THIS CONDITION, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CATALYST. *TW

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April 27, 1998 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON A NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHART. *YC

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August 6, 2001 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC

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December 7, 1998 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS RELEASED A NEW ELECTRICAL GREASE ( F8AZ – 19G208-AA ) TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF MOISTURE CORROSION AT THE TERMINALS. *YC

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October 1, 2001 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

THIS ARITLCE IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON REPLACEMENT OF OLD STYLE HOOD LAMP SWITCH TO THE RVISED MECHANICAL HOOD LAMP SWITCH. *TT

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October 1, 1995 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE IT MAY BE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE RUBBER MATERIAL USED IN THE DISC BRAKE SYSTEM. IF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE IS USED TO LUBRICATE ANY PAR

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November 18, 1996 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

WIRING – ELECTRICAL DIODE IDENTIFICATION AND SERVICE REPLACEMENTS. *TW

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March 1, 1995 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

ROUGHNESS CONCERN DURING BRAKE APPLICATION. *TW

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December 16, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TRANSAXLE – TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES AND TORQUE CONVERTER/TRANSAXLE COOLING SYSTEM CLEANING PROCEDURES – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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November 1, 1994 182000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES

ROUGH RUNNING AT STEADY HIGHWAY CRUISE SPEEDS. *TW

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1990 FORD Escort

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