July 17, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V415000
Side Curtain Air Bags May Not Properly Inflate
In the event of a crash, if the diffuser detaches from the inflator during air bag deployment, the curtain air bag may not inflate properly, increasing the risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V415000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 68
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Escape and Transit vehicles. The affected vehicles may have an improperly crimped diffuser in the side curtain air bags which may result in the diffuser detaching from the inflator in the event of an air bag deployment.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side curtain air bag modules, free of charge. An interim letter notifying owners of the safety risk was mailed August 3, 2020. The recall began January 11, 2021. Owners may contact Ford’s customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 20S35.