Ford has announced that they are recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011 through August 31, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines. They stated that the cylinder head cup plug may become dislodged resulting in significant loss of engine coolant.
As leaking coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.