Ford Recalls Half Million Freestar, Escape & Mercury Monterey Vehicles

January 12, 2012
By: Robert Silverman

This Pennsylvania Lemon Law Ford recall alert comes courtesy of our good friend Jim Donovan, consumer crusader at Philadelphia’s CBS-3.

Ford is recalling almost 500,000 SUVs and minivans due to mechanic defects. First up on the list is more than 205,000 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans, model years 2004 and 2005, due to faulty torque converters. The converters’ output shaft may fail, resulting in loss of power.

Next up is more than 244,000 Ford Escapes, model years 2001 and 2002, due to a possible brake fluid leak problem. The vehicles’ brake master cylinder reservoir cap could leak fluid, causing corrosion of the brakes’ electrical components. This corrosion could lead to a fire in the braking system.

Ford will begin contacting customers the week of January 23rd. Being that the cars are being recalled, the parts and labor will be free even though these cars are no longer under manufacturers warranty.

And of course, if you have a newer Ford vehicle that has been in three times under Ford warranty for a brake fluid leak or loss of power, you may want to look into your rights under Pennsylvania Lemon Law and federal warranty laws.

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3 Responses to “Ford Recalls Half Million Freestar, Escape & Mercury Monterey Vehicles”

  1. #1 charles sadler says:

    need help! payed out 3000.00 plus to replace tranny, quit working days after dealership replaced torque convertor HELP PLEASE

    • #2 charles sadler says:

      need help please! have 2004 freestar ford van took van for torque converter recall stopped working days after of up grade torque converter ford motor said not there fault would not be held liable for repairing tranny was sold with 1000,000 warranty dealer
      ship was our fault, we have over 3500 to replace tranny HELP ME PLEASE

      • #3 LemonLaw says:

        Charles: The age is an obstacle here. If you bought it used, I would reach out to your state attorney general to see if any used car laws come into play.

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