Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford
This is shaping up to be a pretty bad week for the brand spankin' new 2013 Ford Escape
. Just three days ago, a recall was announced
concerning a brake interference issue, and today, the Escape is under fire for, well, fire. Or at least the possibility of it.
Escape models fitted with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine are being recalled due to a faulty engine compartment fuel line which could possibly split and leak fuel. You know the natural progression from there - leaky fuel in the engine can potentially cause a fire underhood.
is currently advising its owners not to drive their vehicles. The automaker is having dealerships deliver loaner vehicles to these customers and dealer representatives will transport the affected Escapes to the service bay for repair. The full repair should reportedly take about an hour to complete, depending on part availability.
Escape models fitted with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost and naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four are not affected by this recall. Ford estimates that roughly 11,500 models in North America will be recalled due to this issue, most of which are in the United States.
Heck, this hasn't even been a good week for older
Escapes. 2002-2004 models are drawing new scrutiny from investigators following accusations that Ford botched a recall over an accelerator cable issue
, issuing a fix that may have resulted in damaged cruise control cables. The recall happened seven years ago, and the investigation covers some 470,000 examples of the popular SUV.
for the official release.
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