News Summary: Ford recalls new Escape again

Associated Press Modified: September 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm •  Published: September 5, 2012
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THE RECALL: Ford is recalling 7,600 Escape SUVs from the 2013 model year to fix coolant leaks that can cause engines to overheat or even catch fire. Affected are with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines.

THE PROBLEM: Plugs that cover holes in the engine can come loose and let coolant leak. One fire was reported by a dealer when coolant hit hot engine parts and ignited. No one was hurt. Ford says it has no complaints from consumers.

THE SOLUTION: Ford will add sealant to the plugs and install a secondary cover. It's the third recall of the new Escape in less than two months.