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2013 FORD ESCAPE Recall - fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire
Dec 6, 2013Ford Motor Company (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 subject to prior safety recall NHTSA 12V-336. In some cases, the engine compartment fuel line may have been installed incorrectly when repaired under the prior recall. The misinstalled fuel line could chafe and eventually leak fuel.A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect the engine compartment fuel line, and if necessary, replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by January 23, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13S12. This recall is in addition to NHTSA recall 12V-336.All covered vehicles, regardless of being remedied under the earlier recall, require an inspection and a remedy for this campaign.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
What is a recall?
A recall is an action by the Company to remedy a safety or emissions related concern related to a vehicle defect or regulatory requirement. It may require that you return your vehicle to the dealer for service. If your vehicle is not affected, it may be because it was built at a different time or using a different part than the affected vehicles.
What is a Technical Service Bulletin?
Technical Service Bulletins, or TSBs, are the way that car makers notify their dealer service departments of known problems with specific model vehicles. These bulletins are also available to independent garages, owners, and do-it-yourselfers.
What is a Vehicle Defect Investigation?
Motor vehicle and related safety defect investigations of vehicles, tires and equipment opened since 1972. Investigations are opened as a result of suspected component failures that present a risk to highway safety, and from non-compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.