2013 Ford Escape, Fusion Recalled for Engine Fire Risk

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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.”

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Susang Susang on Dec 05, 2012

    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.

    • Pissed at ford Pissed at ford on Dec 08, 2012

      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

  • Jonr Jonr on Dec 07, 2012

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