|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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|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.