Owners of Ford's 2013 Escape crossover in New York may discover that their vehicle has been recalled due to a problem with fuel lines or an issue that could lead to a fire. Vehicles included in the recall are those with 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engines. Reports say that 140,000 are being recalled due to engine problems and 9,500 are affected because of faulty fuel line installations.
According to Ford, neither issue has caused owners to become involved in car accidents, and no one has suffered any injuries related to the defects. However, the engine problem has been the cause of 12 fires in the United States and one in Canada. The engine issue is due to localized overheating problem on the engine cylinder head. When the problem arises, cracks may form that allow oil to leak. Should this occur and the leaked oil hits a hot surface, it may ignite and cause a fire.