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"Recall Alerts"

09-06-2012

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Ford Recalls 2013 Escape


(1) 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

Summary:

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.

Consequence:

As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire.

Remedy:

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

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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