Ford to Recall 160,000 Escapes over Fuel and Oil Leaks
Ford has decided to recall 160,000 2013 Escapes after receiving multiple reports of fuel leaks and oil leaks.
NHTSA Receives Reports of Oil Leaks
- According to ABC News, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first began receiving reports of oil leaks in late August.
- The oil leaks occurred when the vehicles’ cylinder heads overheated and cracked, releasing oil.
- Upon investigating the incidents, Ford found that they were able to duplicate the cracked cylinder heads, and decided to recall the vehicles.
- During the investigation, Ford also found warranty claims of line leaks and issued a second recall.
Details of the Ford Recall
- The recall affects 2013 year model Ford Escapes with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines.
- Of the 161,000 recalled, about 12,000 may have had their fuel lines installed incorrectly.
- So far, the oil leaks have resulted in 13 fires.
- The recall is set to begin in January.
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