Ford says Software Update Will Fix Engine Fires

Ford says Software Update Will Fix Engine Fires

Ford announced today that it solved the problem posing a fire risk in the 2013 Escape and 2013 Fusion which caused the company to recall both equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. 

The brand said today that an update to the cooling system software will fix the problem. The current software was not designed to handle a loss of coolant system pressure, which lead to the engine fires.

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The fixes are expected to begin by Dec.17, and should take “less than one half day.” Ford has advised customers not to drive their 1.6-liter Ecoboost-equipped vehicles until the software has been updated, and has been providing customers with rental cars until their vehicle is fixed.

For more information, contact Ford at (866) 436-7332 in the U.S., or (888) 222-7814 in Canada.