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Ford recalls the Escape

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Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through August 31, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines. The cylinder head cup plug (freeze plug) may become dislodged resulting in significant loss of engine coolant.

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V431000

Ford recall campaign number: 12S39

Component: Engine and engine cooling

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,146

Consequence: As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire.

Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, September 10, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to Safercar.

(source: Safercar)

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