FORD ( 12V336000 )
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 06:00:07 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
FORD / ESCAPE
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr's Report Date: JUL 18, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,320
Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through July 11, 2012, and equipped with a 1.6L engine. These vehicles have an engine compartment fuel line which may split, resulting in a leak.
Consequence: If this leak occurs in the presence of an ignition source, there is an increased risk of a fire and/or personal injury.
Remedy: Ford will notify and instruct owners to stop driving their vehicles and contact a Ford or Lincoln dealer to arrange pick-up of their vehicle. Customers will be provided with a rental vehicle if needed. The dealer will replace the engine compartment fuel line, free charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 20, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.