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2013 Ford Escape In Recall For Potential Fire Risk


2013 Ford Escape

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Ford has announced the voluntary recall of 2013 Ford Escape models equipped with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and built through July 11, 2012. At issue is an engine compartment fuel line that can split and leak gasoline, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire and accident.

Some 11,500 vehicles will be affected by this recall, and Ford is advising owners not to drive their crossovers until repairs are completed. Owners are directed to contact their local Ford dealer to arrange a loaner car, and to schedule pick up of their 2013 Escape for warranty repairs.

The actual repair is expected to take less than an hour, and Ford is working to get sufficient replacement parts to dealerships as quickly as possible. The automaker estimates that the entire recall campaign will take less than two weeks to complete if owners act quickly.

Ford points out that no injuries relating to this defect have been reported, and that the risk is only present when the vehicle is running and the fuel system is pressurized. Only models equipped with the 1.6-liter engine are included in this recall, so 2013 Escape models with 2.0- and 2.5-liter engines are unaffected and safe to drive.

While Ford is advising customers to contact their local dealers for repairs, it is also fielding questions on this recall via www.fordowner.com and Ford’s Customer Relationship Center, which may be reached at (866) 436-7332.
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  1. Growing pains I'm sure. That is why I don't normally buy a first year run of anything. Especially an automobile.
    This does not guarantee ya won't get screwed however. I learned that with the my 2004 Honda Accord that had a transmission failure at around 80K. No more Honda's for us thanks to the way Honda of America handled the KNOWN DEFECT.
    That said since this SUV has been in Europe for quite some time you would have thought that Ford had these "growing pains" worked out by now before they brought them state side.
     
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  2. @Matt, my guess is that Ford got a bad batch of fuel lines from a supplier. Sad to say, but every car is still a collection of parts from the lowest bidder.
     
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  3. Ford is a typical American company....Profits before product (make as much money as we can and make the share holders happy)also known as good ole' American capitalism. I'm sure it (the fuel hose) is something Ford bought on the cheap to save a few bucks and now it's costing them money to fix it. This is why I won't have anything made in America by Ford, GM or Chrysler. Our family was treated badly by GM over a 1998 Pontiac that spent more time in the shop than on the road, Ford sold us a badly assembled 2002 Ranger with a myriad of issues and I'd never even consider a Chrysler. Hondas for us since 2001....Now and always no matter how much "improved" the domestic brands say/claim they are compared to the imports (namely the Asians).
     
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  4. @David, ironically, the least-reliable car I ever owned was a BMW 3-Series, purchased new.

    No automaker is above getting a bad batch of components, and every automaker (even the Japanese) uses parts from suppliers that charge less than anyone else.

    This recall could have happened with any automaker, not just Ford.
     
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  5. Kurt, Notice I said namely the Asians and didn't mention the Germans which have had some long standing reliablity issues (BMW for one as you mentioned). Still, give me Japanese vehicles (made here or in Japan) any day over anything domestic.
     
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