Of course the Mazda Tribute (being pretty much the same car as the Escape) is also affected by the recall. The problem is due to a missing or incorrectly installed wiring harness seals on the Escape's antilock brake connector, if the problem presents itself it could allow water and other contaminates such as brake fluid or road salt to enter the ABS connector causing corrosion.
The corrosion, could potentially :
"lead to an illuminated ABS warning indicator, an open fuse, and in some rare instances smoking, melting or burning of the electrical ABS connector," Ford said.
We will be waiting patiently to see if Ford Australia makes a similar recall in the next few days.