2000 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 2000 FORD Escort

Recall Date Component Summary
August 18, 2000 SEAT BELTS

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, “SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.”

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DATE CODE ON CERTAIN SEAT BELT BUCKLES OF YOUR VEHICLE AND REPLACE ALL SEAT BELT BUCKLES THAT FALL WITHIN THE SUSPECT DATE CODE RANGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 26, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

July 12, 2004 SEAT BELTS:FRONT

CERTAIN TRW DRIVER’S SIDE SEAT BELTS MANUFACTURED ON DECEMBER 6 AND 9, 2002, FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1997 FORD ESCORT 4-DOOR AND STATION WAGON PLATFORM VEHICLES, FORD’S P/N F7CZ54611B09AAC. THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES EXHIBIT A NO-LOCK CONDITION WHICH DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.

Remedy:

TRW WILL NOTIFY THE CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASED THE REPLACEMENT SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE.

THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 27, 2004.

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10 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2000 FORD Escort

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Date Component  
steering
transmission
OTHER (identify in Problem Description Box)
engine
electrical/battery
seats & seat belts
body & frame
suspension
engine
windshield & wipers

98 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2000 FORD Escort

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Date Component  
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10817765
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10781190
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10680515
TIRES
ODI Number: 10462342
VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10365161
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10295502
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10259624
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS
ODI Number: 10214294
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:ABS WARNING LIGHT
ODI Number: 10189124
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10165243
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10123902
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 10117190
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10111796
STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
ODI Number: 10110508
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10104274
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10097778
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 10099305
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10099906
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 10087914
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10082968
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
ODI Number: 10086733
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 10079631
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10080142
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10072496
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10072948
SUSPENSION | TIRES
ODI Number: 10070580
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10069164
POWER TRAIN | POWER TRAIN | POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | STEERING | STEERING | STEERING
ODI Number: 10070296
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10065527
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10065445
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
ODI Number: 10064754
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 10054794
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ODI Number: 10056781
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10054073
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL | VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:INTERIOR
ODI Number: 10048159
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 10049151
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10049212
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10044877
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10041442
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10042859
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 10039390
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10037591
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10036655
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10033582
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10023105
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10023753
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10020516
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
ODI Number: 10004028
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
ODI Number: 8023689
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 8016196
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 8018146
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SHOCK ABSORBER
ODI Number: 8010966
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 8014966
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 8009647
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 8005198
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 8008345
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 8007547
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
ODI Number: 8001753
AIR BAGS | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10152000
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 898134
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 893752
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS | STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 881231
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 884764
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 884390
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 880265
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 880208
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 880561
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 874737
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 876679
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 874623
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 877929
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
ODI Number: 877236
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SEATS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 868535
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 869676
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 873010
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 873261
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 866533
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
ODI Number: 863439
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 861482
TIRES
ODI Number: 769943
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 767761
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 763709
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 763141
SEATS
ODI Number: 762548
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 764420
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 762907
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 762190
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 759725
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 755137
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 752902
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 743779
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 734735
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 732467
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY | VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 732466
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 730844
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 720796
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 566645
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 566727
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0 Investigations for 2000 FORD Escort

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

24 Service Alerts for 2000 FORD Escort

Date Description
September 2, 2002 125100 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

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October 15, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT VACUUM OR AIR LEAKS IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND / OR ENGINE SYSTEM CAUSING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0171 AND OR P0174. *TT

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October 1, 1999 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0455 (EVAPORATIVE EMISSION) IN MEMORY. *TT

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September 17, 2001 103800 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH

BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK.*JB

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May 12, 2003 090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457, P1442 OR CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0457. *TT

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August 12, 2004 151300 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

TRW VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS, INC. IS RECALLING CERTAIN SERVICE REPLACEMENT SEATBELT RETRACTORS (DRIVER’S SIDE FRONT RETRACTOR IN GRAY) MANUFACTURED IN DECEMBER 2002 AND SOLD AS A SERVICE REPLACEMENT PART BETWEEN DECEMBER 2002 AND JULY 2004.

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September 15, 2003 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) – SERVICE TIPS. *TT

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March 4, 2002 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

INFORMATION REGARDING DISCHARGED BATTERY CHARGING SERVICE TIPS AND GUIDELINES. *TT

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April 1, 2003 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

HIGHER THAN NORMAL IDLE SPEED, RUNS ROUGH AT IDLE AND/OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0171. *TT

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October 1, 1999 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

INFORMATION ON USING PEANUT STYLE A/C FITTINGS. *TT

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December 13, 2004 138200 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR – TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT

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August 9, 2004 138120 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT

REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR – TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT

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January 21, 2002 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME ENGINE ASSEMBLIES WITH ALUMINUM CYLINDER HEADS REPAIRED IN-VEHILE HAVE BEEN FOUND TO LEAK COOLANT AND/OR OIL FROM THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET AREA. *TT

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January 1, 2006 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

REPLACE TIMING BELT IDLER PULLEY DURING 2.0L ZETEC ENGINE CYLINDER HEAD REPLACEMENT – SERVICE TIP. *TT

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September 1, 2000 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE INOPERATIVE OR INCORRECT A/C OPERATION AFTER REPLACING THE CCRM. *JB

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May 13, 2002 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 2.0L SPI ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) P0300 THROUGH P0304 STORED. *TT

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September 2, 2002 032100 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

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September 1, 1999 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP LIGHT ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0455 IN MEMORY. *TT

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December 10, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

ENGINE OIL SYSTEM PRIMING PROCEDURES, SERVICE TIPS FOR REPORTS OF PREMATURE ENGINE FAILURE. *TT

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July 1, 2001 185000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

EXHIBITING HIGHER THAN NORMAL IDLE SPEED, RUNS ROUGH AT IDLE AND / OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0171. *TT

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October 14, 2002 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

CLIMATE CONTROL A/C SERVICE TECH TIPS. *EH

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May 17, 2004 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ROUGH IDLE, LOW POWER AND / OR STALL AT IDLE, A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0300 THROUGH P0304 STORED IN MEMORY. *TT

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April 1, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.0L SPI ENGINE ONLY, MAY EXHIBITA BURNING OIL SMELL NOTED FROM OUTSIDE OR FROM WITHIN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. *TT

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August 4, 2003 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

IDLE VIBRATION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.0L SPI OR ZETEC ENGINE ONLY. *TT

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