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2013-2015 Recall for possible risk 1.6 liter engine fires

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Mar 29, 2017 | DEARBORN, Mich.

Ford Issues Three Safety Recalls and One Safety Compliance Recall in North America

DEARBORN, Mich., March 29, 2017 – Ford Motor Company is issuing three safety recalls and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows:

 

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-15 Ford Escape, Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Fusion and Ford Transit Connect 1.6-liter GTDI vehicles for under-hood fire risk
Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America for approximately 230,000 2014 Ford Escape, 2014-15 Ford Fiesta ST, 2013-14 Ford Fusion and 2013-15 Ford Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines. Ford’s investigation of these vehicles has identified a risk of under-hood fires.

In the affected vehicles, a lack of coolant circulation could cause an engine to overheat, resulting in a crack in the cylinder head. A cracked cylinder head can result in a pressurized oil leak. Oil that comes into contact with a hot engine surface increases the risk of a fire in the engine compartment.

Ford is aware of 29 reports of fire associated with this issue in the United States and Canada. No injuries have been reported.

Affected vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines include:

  • 2014 Escape – Louisville Assembly Plant, Feb. 12, 2013 to Sept. 2, 2014

  • 2014-15 Fiesta ST – Cuautitlan Assembly Plant, Jan. 22, 2013 to May 27, 2014

  • 2013-14 Fusion – Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 15, 2012 to June 6, 2014

  • 2013-15 Transit Connect – Valencia Assembly Plant, June 13, 2013 to Dec. 14, 2014

There are approximately 230,756 vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines located in North America, including 208,584 in the United States and federalized territories, 21,854 in Canada and 318 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S09.

Ford will mail customers instructions from the owner’s manual on how to check and refill coolant. Customers can continue to drive their vehicles, but should see their dealer if their vehicle exhibits a coolant leak, overheating or frequently needs coolant added. When service kits are available, dealers will install a coolant level sensor with supporting hardware and software at no charge to the customer.

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