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2013 Ford Escape S FWD 4dr

2013 Ford Escape
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Front Wheel Drive, Sport Utility Vehicle, Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
22 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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Issued: 2012-09-05
DESCRIPTION OF ISSUE

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.

DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENT

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

RESOLUTION

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, September 10, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

NOTES

Ford's recall campaign number is 12S39.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


To Address this issue, please contact your local dealer or Ford directly for assistance

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