Days after the announcement of a recall for incorrect carpet padding that could stick the brake pedal in place, Ford is issuing a voluntary recall for approximately 11,500 2013 Escapes to fix a leaking fuel line.
Only the 1.6-liter four-cylinder equipped vehicles are affected by this recall. The issue is a fuel line in the engine compartment which can crack, leak fuel, and potentially lead to a fire.
Ford is advising customers not to drive their cars until the fix is in place, and is providing loaner cars and pickup service to all affected customers. Dealers will fix the issue free of charge, which the company speculates will take about an hour to complete. If customers act promptly, Ford says that the whole recall can be completed within the next two weeks.
For more information, contact Ford’s customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.