Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday said it is adding Escape crossovers to its roster of mobile service vehicles, in addition to Transit vans, so dealers can expand their reach and more quickly address recalls and other issues.
The automaker said that by year end, its retailers will launch 1,000 Escapes for light maintenance and repair work, software updates and some recall fixes. Each Escape will be upfitted with a jumper cable charger, inverter, and harness and tools provided by the dealer, Ford said.
Ford said the Escapes could be used to address nearly 70 percent of its current recalls.
Participation in its mobile service program is voluntary, Ford said. Dealerships that enroll can order an Escape or use either a 2022 or 2023 model they already have in stock.