2013 Ford Escape, Fusion Recalled for Engine Fire Risk

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2013 Ford Escape, Fusion Recalled for Engine Fire Risk

Ford is issuing a recall on its 2013 Escape and Fusion models equipped with the 1.6-liter engine for a possible fire hazard.

According to the American automaker, the engine could overheat and cause a fire and so far there have been reports of 12 fires for the Escape and one for the Fusion. The voluntary recall will affect 73,320 Escape vehicles and 15,833 Fusions across U.S. and Canada. The automaker is advising customers to contact a dealer as soon as possible and the dealership will provide rental cars at no additional charge.

Ford is still determining what causes the engine to overheat as well as a fix for the issue. Thankfully so far no injuries have been reported related to the issue.

SEE ALSO: Ford Escape Recall News

This will mark the fourth recall for the 2013 Escape since it launched earlier this spring.

“We have identified an issue and are taking actions in the best interest of our customers,” Steve Kenner, director of Ford’s automotive safety office, said in a statement. “It is important that affected customers not ignore this recall and contact their dealer as soon as possible. While we recognize the inconvenience recalls cause our customers, we are taking these actions on their behalf to help ensure their safety.”

  • Smith

    This happened to me but luckily it was resolved before fire.  I got a message saying the car was powering down while going up a hill and the car was overheating.  After waiting a bit, I drove home and had the car towed only being 3 days old.  I had pink fluid spilled all over my engine near the coolant reservoir.  I had the car towed at the recommendation of a friend and am very glad I opted to have it towed instead of driving 30 miles to town with my kids in the car. 

  • sharon nails

    we brought i 2013 escape in we had to paydown $50 for rent a car what if somebody done have the down payment?ford look in to that. and what if ford keep you car for two months who will pat you note ford?

  • Susang

    This is the fourth recall on this vehicle.  I am making monthly payments on a vehicle that I can’t drive, have had to take time off work for, and had to rent a vehicle for.  This is a serious consumer problem that needs to be addressed. There should be compensation for being given a car that is supposed to be new and free from problems.

  • Nwarners

    We just termed ours in this morning. Hubby picked up a rental car and was charged $50 for the rental. Why are we paying for this? I am not very happy about this and it was never mentioned when ford called us about the rental. I will be calling the dealership soon.

  • Jonr

    Got my fusion three weeks ago. So pissed right now. They better give free oil changes for life or something. This is ridiculous!

  • pissed at ford

    I so agree, just had this discussion with Ford credit, i said why should I pay for a car that I can’t drive! They said they will work with customers whose car is affected but so far i have heard nothing regarding delaying payments or anything