Ford Escape: Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. only) - Customer Assistance - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. only)

If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ford Motor Company.

If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and

If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company.

To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:

Administrator 1200 New Jersey Avenue, Southeast Washington, D.C. 20590 You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.

    Ordering Additional Owner’s Literature
    To order the publications in this portfolio, contact Helm, Incorporated at: HELM, INCORPORATED P.O. Box 07150 Detroit, Michigan 48207 Or to order a free publication catalog, call toll free: 1-80 ...

    Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
    If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Transport Canada, using their toll-free number: 1–800–333– ...

    See also:

    Preparations For Jacking
    1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface as far from the edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery areas. WARNING! Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle c ...

    Trailer brakes
    If your trailer is equipped with a braking system, make sure it conforms to federal and/or local regulations and that it is properly installed. Never connect a trailer brake system directly ...

    Current fuel consumption (Instantaneous)
    Current fuel consumption is calculated every second. The information on the display is updated every few seconds. When the vehicle is stationary, "----" appears on the display. ...