Two more recalls of the 2013 Ford Escape were announced by the company affecting a total of 149,386 vehicles. The reason for the recalls was for problems that have caused at least 13 engine fires. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the reason for the problems was because a “misinstalled fuel line could chafe and eventually leak fuel.” This is now the seventh time in about 17 months the 2013 Escape has been recalled. The most recent report of an engine fire was on November 18th of this year. Three previous recalls were issued for the same problems on July 18th, September 4th, and December 3rd of last year. Luckily, no deaths or injuries associated with the latest problem have been made known to Ford, but numerous motorists among the 117 complaints filed on the vehicle had told NHTSA that they were afraid to drive their vehicles.
- Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks (jacksonville.com)
- Ford Issues 2 More Recalls for the 2013 Escape (nytimes.com)
- 2013 Ford Escape SUV recalled for seventh time (newsday.com)