Recall data for: 2013 FORD ESCAPE
NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V431000
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12S39
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
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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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.
As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire.
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.