Ford is recalling its hot-selling new Escape sport-utility vehicle again -- the fifth recall for the auto since the redesigned model started selling last year.
This time Ford is recalling about 7,150 cars from the 2013 model year, including the Escape, the Focus compact car and its C-Max hybrid to ensure the child lock on the rear left-hand door works properly.
Ford said that in some of the vehicles, the left rear door child lock “may have been built incorrectly.” It might seem like the child lock is engaged, but it won’t hold the door closed if someone attempts to open it.
The automaker said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries attributed to this problem. Dealers will inspect the child lock and, if necessary, replace it at no cost to the owner.