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Wed Nov 27, 2013, 11:22 AM

Ford Escapes Recalled over Fire Concerns: Autoweek....(7th recall, brackets mine )


By: Nick Bunkley, Automotive News on 11/26/2013

Ford Motor Co. today said it is issuing two additional recalls of its 2013 Escape crossover after receiving reports of fires in 13 more vehicles.

They bring the total number of recalls of the 2013 Escape to seven, five of which involve fire risks on models equipped with a 1.6-liter engine. One of the new recalls is to inspect repairs done to 11,821 vehicles as part of a previous campaign, after Ford discovered that service technicians installed some fuel lines incorrectly.

The larger of the recalls cover 161,334 vehicles globally, including 139,917 in the United States. Ford said the engine cylinder head in those vehicles could overheat, causing cracking and oil leaks that could result in a fire under the hood. The company said no one was injured in the reported fires.

All of the vehicles involved in the smaller recall, 9,469 of which are in the United States, also are covered by the larger one.

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