New Ford Escape Recalled Due to Fire Risk

New Ford Escape Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Ford Motor Company has recalled its 2013 Escape Utility Vehicle, for the third time. Ford citing an improperly installed part that could trigger a fire in the engine compartment as the reason for the recall. This recall affects about 7,600 escapes, most of which were sold in the U.S. with a 1.6 liter Eco-Boost engine. The SUVs were manufactured between October 5, 2011 and August 31 2012.

The company has stated that fewer than .4% of the Escape models recalled, have the issue of the cup plug on the engine cylinder head coming loose, causing a loss of engine coolant, which leads to overheating. The ethylene glycol in the coolant may combust, causing the fire.

Ford discovered the issue when an Escape caught fire at a car dealership in Nashville Tennessee, the cup plug was discovered dislodged.

Replacement parts are available at Ford dealerships.