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2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Problems with Fuel Line

The Ford Motor Company stated it is recalling its most popular SUV due to problems that lead to fires in the engine.

On July 19th, it was announced the 2013 Ford Escape SUV with 1.6-liter engines can have problems with a fuel line that can split, leaking fuel on the engine and possibly setting it on fire. Three incidents of an engine catching fire have been reported. Two of those occurred at the factory as cars were being shuttled to different areas before shipment. The third occurred with a consumer in Toronto.

There are 11,500 2013 Escapes that have been sold in North America; about 9,500 in the United States and the rest in Canada. Vehicles targeted for recall were manufactured through July 11. Ford recommends owners call their dealership to arrange pick up of the SUV and the use of a loaner car.  It is unusual for a manufacturer to recommend discontinuation of usage of a vehicle.

A defective product can make a day frustrating or life-ending. If you or a loved one knows someone whose life has been negatively altered because of a recalled product, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for professional legal representation.