Ford recalls 2013 Escapes, Fusions for engine fire risk - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Ford recalls 2013 Escapes, Fusions for engine fire risk

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) -- Ford Motor Company announced Friday a recall of certain 2013 Escapes and 2013 Fusions because of the risk of engine fires.

It is the fourth recall this year involving 2013 Escapes built in Louisville. 

The recall applies to vehicles with 1.6 liter engines which could overheat and possibly catch fire.  

Ford says it's working on a fix and is asking owners to call their dealers, who will loan them another car at no charge until the problem is solved.

The company says it has reports of 12 fires in Escapes and one in a Fusion.

The company says no injuries have been reported.

Reports Friday indicated 89,000 vehicles are affected.

Further details from Ford's website:

  • Ford is advising owners of these vehicles to contact their dealer immediately for alternative transportation at no cost to the customer; U.S. owners also may call 866-436-7332 and Canadian customers also may call 888-222-7814 for details on securing alternative transportation
  • Repair procedures are not currently available
  • Customers can determine whether their vehicle is part of the recall by:
    • Checking their 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN); the eighth character will be an "X" on Escapes or an "R" on Fusions,
    • Logging onto, select the "Support" tab, click "View Notices and Recalls" and input their VIN, or
    • Calling the numbers listed above or contact their dealer
  • Escapes equipped with the 2.0-liter and the 2.5-liter engines are unaffected as are  Fusions equipped with the 2.5-liter and hybrid engines.

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