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Ford issues recall for 2013 Escape vehicles

November 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Ford Motor Company issued a recall for certain 2013 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter engines. The recall is for those vehicles manufactured between October 5, 2011 and June 2, 2013.

The recalled vehicles may experience overheating of the engine cylinder head that could cause cracks, allowing oil to leak, according to Ford. The leaking oil could come into contact with a hot engine surface, resulting in possible engine compartment fire.

Ford will modify the engine shielding, cooling and control systems free of charge. Owners and dealers will be notified by the company. The recall is expected to begin by January 23, 2014.

Owners can contact Ford at (866) 436-7332. The recall number is 13S12.

Owners can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.