Ford recall involves 2013 models with a 1.6-liter engine that has caused a dozen fires. This marks the third Ford recall of the 2013 Escape because of engine-fire risks.
Prompting the latest Ford recall, a dozen engine fires for which the automaker is trying to figure out the cause. Although Ford is unaware of any injuries caused by the fires, the threat is serious enough that it's urging owners affected by the recall to contact a Ford dealer quickly to arrange for a free loaner car.
“It is important that affected customers not ignore this recall and contact their dealer as soon as possible," Steve Kenner, director of Ford’s automotive safety office, said in a statement. "While we recognize the inconvenience recalls cause our customers, we are taking these actions on their behalf to help ensure their safety.”
The Ford recall involves Escapes and Fusions from the 2013 model year and equipped with the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine. Escapes and Fusions with other engines are not affected by the recall.