2020 - 2023 Escape Door Check Failure
Newsom Law PLC is investigating a potential lawsuit based on consumer complaints of the door checks failing on 2020 to 2023 Ford Escape vehicles.
Consumer complaints reveal that the door check spot welds are failing, leaving the door check broken inside the vehicle doors, making the doors difficult to open and close. In addition, there have been reports of the door check failures causing a loud cracking or popping sound when opening and closing the door as the door check becomes dislodged from the door.
Some have reported that the spot welds on the door checks failing in Ford Escapes caused the power window to become inoperable or damaged.
Consumer complaints also state that the door check failure can also cause failure to open, failure to close and inadvertent opening of the door while in motion. Some have reported injuries associated with door check failures.
If you own or lease a 2020 - 2023 Ford Escape and have experienced symptoms related to door check failure in your vehicle, please contact us at 615-251-9500 or fill out the form and we'll contact you at your convenience.
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Ford Escape Door Check Failure Complaints:
Below is a sample of publicly available consumer complaints about Ford Escape Door Check Failures:
"The contact owns a 2020 Ford Escape. The contact stated when she opened the driver’s side door, the door made an abnormal sound as if the door was going to detach. The contact stated that she was then unable to lower the driver’s side window. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer and the contact was informed that the driver’s side door assembly and door check arm needed to be replaced. The dealer informed the contact that the repair would be at her own expense...."
"...On/or about 8/23/22 the vehicle door jammed while trying to close the door and would not close. After several attempts to close the door it closed. Upon closer inspection of the door it was found that metal had fatigued and cracked around multiple welds on the door frame allowing the weld to separate that hold the door check and intrusion beam in place. In addition the door pops open when a rough section of roadway is encountered such as a railroad crossing..."
"Spot welds on the left front door check arm attachment to the car door broke. It is available for inspection. The door is no longer limited in motion and can fly open in an uncontrolled manner. "
"Every time the door was opened it would make a horrible popping sound. No accidents or incidents at all with the car, was bought new in Feb. 2021. This morning when the door was opened it sounded like something snapped, now the door will just swing wide open so I have to hold the door and barely open to squeeze in and out or it won't shut correctly. Called Ford Dealership and was advised to take to a body shop for repair, which would involve replacing the left front door check arm and door because the spot welds break on the driver door check arm attachment point, at a price point of over $2K...."
"Spot Welds at door check are starting to crack/fail making a intermittent snapping noise. This is on both front doors. There are 6 spot welds holding bracket on. At this time the ones behind the check on the door is failing putting stress on the other spot welds. Dealer said it out of 36 month warranty so, I would need to pay myself when it completely fails."
"2020 ford escape only 41k miles Broken spot welds in left front door check arm attachment points .. started making popping noise when opening door and know have trouble with opening g and closing door and ford won't fix it"
"Driver door door check tore loose bent window track.cant put windows down all the way, sometimes door does not want to close.ford wants 12-1500 to fix there flaw"
"Spot welds on drivers door check arm failed completely leaving the check arm disconnected from the door. The window no longer opens and the door is hard to open and close"
"The contact owns a 2020 Ford Escape. The contact stated that when the front passenger’s side door was opened, the front passenger’s side door check arm weld was cracked, and the door fell apart...."