1991 FORD Escort

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

4 Recalls for 1991 FORD Escort

Recall Date Component Summary
June 2, 1994 SUSPENSION:FRONT

THE OFFSET TOE ADJUSTING PIN CAN FRACTURE UNDER CONDITIONS SUCH AS TORSIONAL LOADS, FLEXING MOTION, IMPACT LOADS, AND OVERTORQUING.

Remedy:

DANA WILL PAY FOR REPLACEMENT AND LABOR COSTS OF THE ADJUSTMENT PIN WITHOUT CHARGE TO THE INSTALLING FACILITY AND THE VEHICLE OWNER. THESE PINS SHOULD BE REPLACED BY A FORD ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT PIN ASSEMBLY. OWNER OR INSTALLER INQUIRIES CONCERNING THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN SHOULD CONTACT DANA SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-248-9606.

August 19, 1992 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

FATIGUE CRACKS CAN DEVELOP IN THE SOLDER JOINT BETWEEN THE FUEL RETURN TUBE AND THE FUEL PUMP SENDING UNIT LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK.

Remedy:

INSTALL A NEW FUEL PUMP SENDING ASSEMBLY.

April 15, 1993 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE

THE ROLL PINS SECURING THE IGNITION LOCK IN THE STEERING COLUMN HOUSING CAN SEPARATE OR MOVE OUT OF POSITION.

Remedy:

IF ONE OR BOTH OF THE ROLL PINS ARE MISSING OR NOT FULLY INSERTED, THE IGNITION LOCK HOUSING WILL BE REPLACED, ALONG WITH THE DOOR-LOCKS AND THE LIFTGATE OR DECK-LID LOCKS SO THAT KEY COMPATIBILITY IS MAINTAINED. IF BOTH PINS ARE PRESENT AND FULLY INSERTED, A PLASTIC SNAP-ON SLEEVE WILL BE INSTALLED AS A PRECAUTION TO PREVENT THE ROLL PINS FROM COMING OUT.

April 17, 1990 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

INTERFERENCE OCCUR BETWEEN BOLT THAT SECURES A FUEL LINE SHIELD TO THE LOWER PORTION OF THE DASH PANEL AND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL.

Remedy:

CUT OFF EXTRA LENGTH OF BOLT THAT PROTRUDES ABOVE SURFACE OF WELD NUT TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE.

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8 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1991 FORD Escort

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Date Component  
computer controls
OTHER (identify in Problem Description Box)
transmission
transmission
seats & seat belts
OTHER (identify in Problem Description Box)
transmission
seats & seat belts

0 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1991 FORD Escort

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6 Investigations for 1991 FORD Escort

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
STEERING
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
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60 Service Alerts for 1991 FORD Escort

Date Description
March 17, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BLOWER MOTOR- “CHIRPING” OR “SQUEAKING” FROM BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW SPEEDS. *JD

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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

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June 12, 2000 150000 SEAT BELTS

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES REVISED PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEM INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WORKSHOP MANUAL AND THE ELECTRICAL AND VACCUM TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL (EVTM). *TT

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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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May 1, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

AUTHORIZED WARRANTY PART REPLACEMENT OF BRAKE PADS TO CORRECT EXCESSIVE BRAKE NOISE. *TW

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November 23, 1998 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

MASS AIR FLOW (MAF)- SENSOR CONTAMINATION- SERVICE TIP. *AK

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October 21, 1996 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

WINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS – FOG/FILM. *TW

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March 18, 1998 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

THE FRONT BRAKES MAY HAVE A PERSISTENT SQUEAL DURING BRAKING AT SPEEDS BELOW 56 KM/H (35 MPH). *TT

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March 18, 1998 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

A KNOCKING NOISE PROPORTIONAL TO WHEEL ROTATION MAY BE HEARD FROM THE FRONT BRAKES DURING GENTLE BRAKING. *TT

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November 10, 1997 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

VEHICLES EXHIBITING A “SQUEAKING” OR “CHIRPING” FROM THE BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW BLOWER MOTOR SPEEDS. *YC

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March 3, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FLUID- TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *JD

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October 1, 1999 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT GRINDING NOISES, OR GREATER THAN NORMAL BRAKE ROUGHNESS WHEN APPLYING THE BRAKES IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSTALLING MOTORCRAFT BR-18 FRONT BRAKE PAD. *TT

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March 17, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD

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July 1, 1999 150000 SEAT BELTS

ENGINEERING IS REVIEWING PASSIVE RESTRAINT (MOTORIZED SEATBELT) SYSTEMS IN CERTAIN VEHICLES. *TT

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May 1, 1995 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

VEHICLES MAY HAVE A DISCONNECT OF THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE (ICM) CONNECTOR OR MOISTURE BUILDUP WITHIN THE CONNECTOR. *TW

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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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December 1, 1994 090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

FUEL GAUGE ALWAYS READS FULL. *TW

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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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February 3, 1997 034520 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

BRAKES- FRONT BRAKE “SQUEAL” BELOW 56 KM/H (35 MPH)- VEHICLE WITH 14 INCH WHEELS. *JD

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August 1, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT BRIEF SPARK KNOCK ON ACCELERATION DURING HOT WEATHER ONCE THE ENGINE HAS THOROUGHLY WARMED UP. *TT

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August 1, 1995 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

DOOR-GLOVE COMPARTMENT-IMPROVED LOCK ASSEMBLY AVAILABLE-PROBES THROUGH 7/1/94 AND ESCORT/TRACERS BUILT THROUGH 9/6/94 *SD

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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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March 1, 1995 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER MAY STCK OR BIND WHEN THE DRIVER TRIES TO ROTATE THE KEY. *TW

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

STEERING WHEEL SHAKE/VIBRATION AT IDLE WITH TRANSMISSION IN GEAR. *TW

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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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July 1, 1999 151100 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

BRIEF INFORMATION ON PASSIVE RESTRAINT (MOTORIZED SEATBELT) SYSTEMS. *TT

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July 1, 1995 062100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

TEMPERATURE GAUGE – FLUCTUATING AND /OR INACCURATE HIGH READINGS. *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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January 23, 1997 034520 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

FRONT BRAKE SQUEAL/NOISE DURING LIGHT BRAKIE APPLICATIONS BELOW 35 MPH, REPLACE THE PADS/SHIMS KIT. *JD

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January 23, 1997 034520 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

FRONT BRAKE SQUEAL/NOISE DURING LIGHT BRAKE APPLICATIONS BELOW 35 MPH, REPLACE THE PADS/SHIMS KIT. *JD

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

WIPER MOTOR REPLACEMENT – UPGRADED SERVICE KITS. *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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June 1, 1995 011000 STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

STEERING WHEEL SHAKE AT IDLE. *TW

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August 6, 2001 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC

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June 1, 2001 022000 SUSPENSION:REAR

SOME VEHICLES PRODUCED THROUGH JULY 1999 MAY EXHIBIT REAR SUSPENSION SPRING FAILURE WITH NO RESULTING OPERATIONAL CONCERN. *TT

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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 138800 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR

BLOWER MOTOR – LOW SPEED TICKING NOISE. *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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March 18, 1998 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE. *YC

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March 18, 1998 354600 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR TOWING BEHIND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES. *TT

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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 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

VEHICLES MAY HAVE A HARSH 1-2 OR 2-3 SHIFT. *TW

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November 1, 1994 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

FRONT AND REAR BRAKE NOISE. *TW

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June 1, 1995 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

UNKNOWN

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