by Bob Beranek
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Here is a recall that is important because of all the reports of breaking sunroofs and moonroofs. This recall is not about the spontaneous breakage of sunroof glass but a bonding issue of the stationary glass to the roof module. If you are called upon to replace this part, remind the owner of the recall and make sure that the bonding is done properly.

Report Receipt Date: July 2, 2014

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V403000

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,867

Vehicle Make, Model, Model Year(s): Ford Escape 2014

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Summary:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured October 15, 2013, through October 22, 2013. The panorama roof glass may not be properly bonded to the attaching bracket.

Consequence:

If the glass panel is improperly bonded, the glass may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

Remedy:

Ford has notified owners. Dealers will inspect each vehicle and replace the front roof glass if its production date and sequence number falls within the affected range, free of charge. The recall is began on July 14, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford’s number for this recall is 14S13.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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