(USA TODAY)- Ford is recalling almost 160,000 Focus ST and Escapes from 2013 and 2014 model years for a problem with wiring harnesses that could cause the vehicles to stall.
The recall only affects models with the 2.0-liter engine in North America.
Some harnesses were not manufactured properly, which could send faulty signals to the powertrain control module. That could prompt the engine malfunction indicator light to come on or the engine could lose power, hesitate or stall, which could lead to a crash.
No accidents or injuries have been attributed to the problem.
The recall follows three others from Ford last week.
There is a recall of about 1,320 new 2015 Transit commercial vans for a potential brake fluid leak at the joint between the rear brake hose and brake caliper. A leak would lead to a brake warning light and "Brake Fluid Level Low – Service Now" message. It could also make it harder to brake, increasing the risk of an accident. No injuries have been reported.
Ford has also recalled 610 new 2015 Transit cargo vans because the windowless sliding doors are missing an epoxy reinforcement and could become unlatched in a side-impact collision. No accidents or injuries have been reported.
In addition, about 1,300 new 2015 Lincoln MKC compact crossovers have been recalled because some may have windshields that don't meet glass quality regulations. Some windshields might have bubbles where air was trapped. Ford is not aware of any related accidents because of this problem and will replace the windshields.