Certain 2010 Ford Escape models were recalled for transmission problems in May 2010. A faulty retention pin for the park rod guide makes the vehicle a roll-away hazard while parked and leaves the vehicle vulnerable to theft. This recall was for models manufactured between February 27 and March 26, 2010.
Ford fixes 2010 Ford Escapes with defective transmissions free of charge. Customers must contact Ford customer relations at 1-866-436-7332. Ford also recalled some Escape models for faulty power steering systems. Certain models manufactured between 2008 and 2011 have a faulty steering torque sensor. Failure of this sensor causes a loss in power steering assist and increases the risk of a crash.