Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2013 FORD ESCAPE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V431000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12S39

Make: FORD


Year: 2013


Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20111005

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20120831

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 6146

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20120911

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20120904

Date Added To File: 20120905

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Defect Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through August 31, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines. The cylinder head cup plug (freeze plug) may become dislodged resulting in significant loss of engine coolant.

Consequence Summary:
As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire.

Corrective Action:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. The safety recall began on September 11, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.