Ford Motor Company Engine and Engine Cooling Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
FORD / ESCAPE
FORD / FUSION
Model Year(s):
2013
2013

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Report Receipt Date: DEC 03, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V551000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 80,057

Summary:
Ford is recalling certain 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through November 26, 2012 equipped with 1.6L engines; and 2013 Fusion vehicles manufactured from February 3, 2012, through November 29, 2012 equipped with 1.6L engines. The engines may overheat leading to fluid leaks that may come in contact with the hot exhaust system.

Consequence:
Fluid leaks in the presence of an ignition source such as a hot exhaust system may result in a fire.

Remedy:
The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. Until the recall remedy has been performed, Ford is advising owners to contact their dealer or call the Ford telephone hotline to arrange alternate transportation. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, December 7, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.

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