So we got a recall notice regarding our 2005 Escape. The defect is in
the latch for the hatch door. Apparently if there is an accident, the
rear hatch can open and the contents of your trunk can get dumped on
the road. Ford considers this a hazzard; I don't carry hazardous
What happens if I don't bother with the recall?
Anytime a technician works on door mechanisms invites problems. I know
that if they screw up the job, they are ultimately responsible, but
I'd rather not have the hassle.
I had a similar recall on another vehicle a few years go and the the
technicians screwed up the job, scratched (gouged) the door (of course
the denied it) and the door rattled. They eventually fixed it, but I
waisted a lot of time and was left with body damage.
This particular recall will tie up the car for a day; another big