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Ford Recalls 2013 Escape
FORD RECALLS 2013 ESCAPE
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): FORD / ESCAPE 2013
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:12V431000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,146
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through August 31, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines. The cylinder head cup plug (freeze plug) may become dislodged resulting in significant loss of engine coolant.
As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/latestRecalls.cfm
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