Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2013 FORD ESCAPE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V551000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12S41

Make: FORD

Model: ESCAPE

Year: 2013

Component:
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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Defect Summary:
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.

Consequence Summary:
If flammable engine fluids come in contact with the vehicle¿s hot exhaust system, a vehicle fire could occur.

Corrective Action:
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.