Ford recalls 2013 Escape vehicles

Some vehicles have misinstalled fuel line; some experience localized overheating.


Ford Motor Co. is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from Oct. 5, 2011, through July 11, 2012, and equipped with a 1.6L engine subject to prior safety recall NHTSA 12V-336, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In some cases, the engine compartment fuel line may have been installed incorrectly when repaired under the prior recall. The misinstalled fuel line could chafe and eventually leak fuel.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

The company is also recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured Oct. 5, 2011, through June 2, 2013 and equipped with 1.6L engines. The affected vehicles may experience localized overheating of the engine cylinder head which may cause cracks that could allow oil to leak.

For 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from Oct. 5, 2011, through July 11, 2012, Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect the engine compartment fuel line, and if necessary, replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by Jan. 23, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13S12.

This recall is in addition to NHTSA recall 12V-336. All covered vehicles, regardless of being remedied under the earlier recall, require an inspection and a remedy for this campaign. 

For model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured Oct. 5, 2011, through June 2, 2013, leaking engine oil may come into contact with a hot engine surface potentially resulting in an engine compartment fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will modify the engine shielding, cooling and control systems, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by Jan. 23, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13S12.

For some of the vehicles included in this campaign, this recall is in addition to NHTSA recall 12V-551. All covered vehicles, regardless of being inspected and repaired under the earlier recall, require an inspection and a remedy for this campaign.

Owners may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. 

 

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