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Ford recalls 89,000 vehicles amid engine fire concerns



NEW YORK—Ford Motor Company on Friday issued a recall of more than 89,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada amid concerns the engines could catch on fire.

The automaker said the voluntary recall affects SE and SEL models of the 2013 Escape and 2013 Fusion that are equipped with a 1.6-liter engine.

“Ford is voluntarily recalling these vehicles because of reports of engine overheating, resulting in engine fires while the engine is running. No injuries have been reported,” it said in a statement.

2013 Escape or 2013 Fusion models with other engines are not affected.

In total, Ford estimates that about 73,320 Escapes and 15,833 Fusions with the engine in question have been produced and distributed for sale in both the United States and Canada, with most in the US market.

“Ford is working on a repair procedure,” it said.

In July, the Dearborn, Michigan-based manufacturer recalled 11,500 2013 model Escape SUV’s, sold in North America, with the same 1.6-liter engine, also amid fire concerns.


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Tags: Car , ford , Ford Motor Company , safety

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TBH6TYEASRY3LFRXFHGOJ6CE5Y FortCity

    Even in the US soil, the people hate ford vehicles because it always falter and the transmission units always malfunction.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TBH6TYEASRY3LFRXFHGOJ6CE5Y FortCity

    F-O-R-D: Fixed Or Repaired Daily
    F-O-R-D: Found-On-Road-Dead
    F-O-R-D: Fake-On-Road-Dwells

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003516764413 Jean Claude

    NEVER BUY FORD> BOYCOTT FORD> FORD IS A FILTHY LIAR> ASK A BATANGUENO AND THEY WILL NEVER BUY FORD> FORD SHOULD LEAVE THE PHILIPPINES> THEIR SALES HAVE SLUMPED ALREADY AND WE CAN DO MORE BY NOT BUYING ANYTHING FROM THEM SO WE CAN ALL DUMP THEIR CARS TO THE SEA. 

    Buy Nissan, Mitsubishi and Suzuki because they have car plants in the Philippines. Never buy Toyota, Honda, Ford and Chevrolet.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTVMMV3EWVYIFKLY4M5EYFAQB4 CN

     

    Filipino people, magising naman kayo. Di ba si Ford
    ang umalis sa
    Pilipinas this year to put its manufacturing in another country?
    Madaming nawalan ng trabaho at investment income ang Pilipinas. ANO BA?
    Bakit bibili pa kayo ng Ford? Gumising kayo madlang people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya

    thats only for US manufactured models right? im waiting for the new version of everest, hopefully would be an suv version of ranger, for family use.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003516764413 Jean Claude

      dont buy Ford. they are liars and their service is very poor. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya

        really??? give me a case in point..i’d like to know. thanks!



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