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Ford to Recall 160,000 Escapes over Fuel and Oil Leaks

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

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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