Recall data for: 2013 FORD ESCAPE
NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V551000
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12S41
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20111005
End Date Of Manufacturing: 20121126
Recall Type: V
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 80057
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20121207
Recall Initiator: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company
Date Report Received By ODI: 20121203
Date Added To File: 20121203
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This is an update to a recently announced recall. Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through November 26, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines, as well as certain model year 2013 Fusion vehicles manufactured from February 3, 2012, through November 29, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines. Coolant system leaks may cause the engines to overheat and leak flammable engine fluids.
If flammable engine fluids come in contact with the vehicle¿s hot exhaust system, a vehicle fire could occur.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine for coolant system leaks and reprogram the vehicle¿s powertrain control module and instrument cluster with an updated calibration and overheat strategy software. There will be no charge to owners for this service. Owners were recently notified to contact dealers to arrange for alternative transportation as Ford developed a remedy. Owners will be shortly receiving notifications to contact Ford dealers to schedule the free remedy repair. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.