2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Potential Engine Fires

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
2013 Ford Escape: The muscular, defined exterior shape of the 2013 Ford Escape is complemented by a dynamic, well-appointed interior featuring new levels of craftsmanship and technology. (11/16/2011)

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.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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