Ford has announced a voluntary recall of 6,146 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) due to the cylinder head cup plug that may become dislodged, resulting in significant loss of engine coolant, and it may lead to a fire.
According to the recall notice, as leaking coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire. The recalls affects the following vehicles that are equipped with the cylinder head cup plug:
- Model year 2013 Ford Escape manufactured October 2011 through August 2012
Under the recall notice, Ford will notify owners and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover and it will be performed free of charge. For additional information, owners may contact Ford Motor Company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.
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