Once again and for the third time since its recent launch, the 2013 Ford Escape will be recalled. Just like the fuel leak not too long ago, this issue surrounds the 1.6 liter EcoBoost variant of the crossover. During manufacturing, a cap plug for the vehicle’s coolant system may not have been properly installed. The chance is high that this small piece could become loose enough to leak coolant and if the glycol concentration comes into contact with hot engine components, a fire could result.
According to Automotive News, Ford is looking into approximately 7,600 vehicles. The 2013 model year Escapes at risk were built from October 5, 2011 through August 31, 2012. Supposedly, this recall has no relation to the last one which also could have resulted in a vehicle fire. In mid August, an Escape sitting at a Tennessee car lot erupted into flames but so far, no injuries or other instances have been reported. To fix the problem, replacement parts are available at lots dealerships now.
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