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

Summary

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.

Remedy

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.

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