Ford Motor Co. just announced the 7th recall for the 2013 Ford Escape. The latest problem stems from potential fuel and oil leaks that can result in a fire hazard. Ford claims these problems are the result of faulty work performed on the assembly line during the manufacturing process. 

So far, thirteen fires connected to oil leaks have been reported by Ford Escape customers. No injuries have been reported yet. This latest announcement from Ford actually encompasses two separate recalls: 

  • A recall of 161,000+ Ford Escapes equipped with a 1.6-liter engine, which has cylinder heads that can overheat and crack, resulting in leaks. 
  • A recall of 12,000 Ford Escapes which may have improperly installed fuel lines, which could cause them to chafe and potentially tear up, spilling fuel. 

The 2013 Escape was recalled once before for the second problem, but the recall did not fully correct the issue. Ford has advised owners of 2013 Escapes to not drive their vehicles; dealers will pick them up for repairs at no charge to consumers. 

Past recalls of the 2013 Ford Escape have involved problems such as carpet entrapment, coolant leaks, and more. 

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