This is the second recall in a week for the 2013 Ford Escape and we wonder what else can happen to this unfortunate release from one of America’s favorite automakers. As you’ll recall, the first recall was over a potential brake interference issue. Now Ford is urging drivers to not even drive their brand new Escapes because of a faulty engine compartment fuel line that can cause fires under the hood due to fuel leaking. If you are, or know a 2013 Ford escape driver, please park the vehicle and contact your local Ford dealer. They are advised to send a loaner vehicle to your home and a dealer representative will then take the Ford Escape in for repair. The repair should take about an hour if the correct parts are available and of course is at no charge.
It’s important to note that only the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine is affected in this latest recall. If you have a 2.0-liter EcoBoost and naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four you can continue to drive without worries. After you have checked in to your dealers about the first recall that is.
Ray Nevi, Assistant Director, Ford Automotive Safety Office commented, “We have identified an issue and are taking quick actions in the best interest of our customers. Our intensive investigation and testing has identified the area of concern and we are moving as quickly as possible to repair vehicles for our customers. In the meantime, it is extremely important that affected customers not ignore this recall and immediately contact their dealer.”
2013 Ford Escape drivers can contact www.fordowner.com or Ford’s Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332 to learn more about these and any other recalls.
News Source: Ford