Ford is recalling their 2013 Escape SUV for the third time, due to an improperly installed plug that could possiblely start a fire in the engine compartment.
The 2013 Ford recall affects around 7,600 Escapes, mainly in the United States, that are equipped with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. The vehicles involved in the recall were built between October 5, 2011, and August 31, 2012.
The cup plug on the engine cylinder head may come loose on a few of these models and this will lead to loss of engine coolant, which causes overheating of the engine. The ethylene glycol in the coolant may catch fire, in some cases. According to Ford, less than 0.4 percent of the Escape models recalled in the United States have this issue.
Last July, Ford Recalled 11,000 Escape SUVs
Ford recalled more than 11,000 Escape SUVs, in July, for a fuel line issue that could lead to an engine fire. This issue led Ford to tell owners to stop driving their vehicles immediately.
“The latest recall is less severe and is unrelated to the fuel line problem,” Ford stated. Approximately 1,300 of these vehicles covered by the action are in Canada, and 6,150 are in the United States.
“Because of the facts from our investigation, we really felt that the extraordinary actions required by the previous instance aren’t required here,” Ford spokeswoman Marcey Zwiebel said.