Ford Motor Co. has been doing a great business with its two outstanding cars, Escape and Fusion. But after receiving complains from customers about engine overheating the car-maker is recalling about 73,320 Escape and 15,833 Fusion cars, on the ground that the engines may catch fire as a result.
Few drivers of Escape and Fusion have experienced that their vehicles’ gauges often display warning messages including “Engine Power Reduced to Lower Temps” or “Engine over temp, stop safely.” Some other drivers complained that their dashboards sound warning chimes and red warning lights illuminate.
After receiving such complains, Ford has recalled about 73,320 Escape and 15,833 Fusion cars. But Ford has mentioned that all the recalls involve only 2013 models that are equipped with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine and the issue does not affect Escape or Fusion models with other engines.
This is the third time Ford is recalling Escapes. In July, a month after the Escape’s introduction, 11,500 models were recalled to fix crack-prone fuel lines that could leak and cause fires. In September, 7,600 Escapes were recalled because of coolant leaks that could lead to leaks and fire.
Ford has stated that repair procedures are not available currently for the recalled Escape and Fusion models. But when the parts will be available, the company will notify customers so that they can schedule a service appointment with their dealers.
Be noted, the recalled vehicles were built and sold only in the U.S. and Canada. If any customer having problem with the specified cars or want to know more information, then the company has provided two numbers. U.S. customers can call the number 866-436-7332 and Canadian customers can call the number 888-222-7814. Customers can also log in to Ford’s website at its View Notices and Recalls page and type in his/her VIN to know further information.
Source : Wall Street Journal