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Ford Recalls 9,320 More Escapes

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On: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:06PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Ford Recalls 9,320 More Escapes

Ford is not doing well lately. In the last couple weeks they have issued one recall for over 8,000 Escapes, and then more recently, another recall for their bigger F650 and F750 work trucks. This week, it is another recall, for another 9,320 brand new 2013 Escapes.

This time, new Escapes equipped with the 1.6-liter four cylinder engine built between October 5, 2011 through July 11, 2012 may have been given a faulty fuel line that is prone to splitting, and consequently, leaking fuel.  As one can imagine, leaking gasoline is never a good thing -- especially in an engine compartment.

Owners are being instructed to completely stop driving their Escapes and Ford will arrange for a pick up and free fix of owners fuel lines. This is definitely not a recall to ignore, so if you or anyone you know has a new Escape, have them all Ford 1-866-436-7332 as soon as possible.

Read on for the full report.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Ford / Escape2013
Manufacturer:Ford Motor Company
Mfr's Report Date:July 18, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V336000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
Potential Number of Units Affected:9,320

Summary:

Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through July 11, 2012, and equipped with a 1.6L engine. These vehicles have an engine compartment fuel line which may split, resulting in a leak.

Consequence:

If this leak occurs in the presence of an ignition source, there is an increased risk of a fire and/or personal injury.

Remedy:

Ford will notify and instruct owners to stop driving their vehicles and contact a Ford or Lincoln dealer to arrange pick-up of their vehicle. Customers will be provided with a rental vehicle if needed. The dealer will replace the engine compartment fuel line, free charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 20, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Notes:

Ford's recall campaign number is 12S35. Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.




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