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Ford Escape, Fire Danger

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FORD ESCAPE 2013
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANYMfr's Report Date: SEP 04, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V431000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,146
Summary:
 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.
Consequence:
 As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire.
Ford Escape Freeze Plug Defects

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