Ford finds a solution to remedy the overheating of the 1.6L engine
2013 Ford Escape recalled for the seventh time
Ford announced a remedy to rectify any engine overheating could cause fire in the engine of the Ford Escape and Ford Fusion SE and SEL 2013 with engines of 1.6 L.
Ford will make software updates cooling system to better manage the temperature of the engine at a specific overheating. The original cooling design did not allow to answer a loss of pressure in the cooling circuit under certain conditions of use. The new software will remedy this anomaly.
Ford Escape engine with 2 L and 2.5 L and the Ford Fusion with 2.5 L engines and hybrids are not referred.
Ford remains firmly committed to continuously improve its vehicles and offer vehicles of the highest quality that is its customers. When a potential problem is identified, Ford reacts quickly on behalf of its clients.
Ford announced a remedy to rectify any engine overheating which could cause fires in the engine models Ford Escape and Ford Fusion SE and SEL 2013 with engines of 1.6 L. These vehicles were the Recalled voluntary safety announcement on November 30.
An interdisciplinary team of engineers from Ford has worked tirelessly to identify the root cause of the extreme overheating.
To remedy this defect, Ford will make software updates cooling system Engine 1.6L available for the Ford Escape and Ford Fusion SE and SEL 2013. These updates software will better manage the engine temperature at a specific overheating that may occur in some particular conditions of use. The original cooling design did not allow to answer a loss of pressure in the cooling circuit in certain conditions, which could cause a fire in the vehicle while the engine is running.
"We remain firmly committed to improving the way our vehicles and continues to offer vehicles of the highest quality that is our customers. When a potential problem is identified, we react quickly on behalf of our clients, as was the case here, "says Raj Nair, vice-president General Ford Global Product Development.
Ford is currently working to send the software and repair procedure has its dealers. The Company will begin to notify customers so that they can make an appointment at their dealership.
From the beginning of next week, customers will be able to perform the update of the software at their dealership. It takes less than half a day to complete this repair. However, given the planning work in his studio, it may be that the dealer must keep the vehicle longer.
By a software that cooling is updated, customers driving Escape and Fusion models in 2013 with engines of 1.6 L were advised to contact their dealer to make the necessary arrangements to obtain a replacement vehicle, and at no charge.
Some drivers with engine overheating before catching fire have said that their dashboard showed the message "Power reduced to lower engine temperature" or "Engine overheating; stop safely. " Some have also reported that their dashboard did sound a chime and a red indicator is lit.
Ford advises drivers who see these signs off the road safely as quickly as possible, to stop the engine and exit the vehicle.
Notification letters were sent to customers referred by the recall. Customers can also find out if their vehicle is intended by this recall:
Checking the VIN has 17 characters of their vehicle is in opening the driver's door at the base of the windshield or on the driver's side of their vehicle registration papers. In vehicles equipped with a 1.6L engine, the 8th character will be an "X" for Escape or an "R" for the Merger;
Connecting to Ford.com Web site by clicking on "View Notices and Recalls" (see notice and reminders) in the "Support" (support) tab and entering the VIN of their vehicle;
Calling 1 888 222 7814 (Canada) or 7332 1866436 (United States); or
Communicating with a Ford dealer.
The 2013 Ford Escape with two engines 2.5 L and L are not covered. Ford Fusion with 2.5 L engines and hybrid and all Titanium models are also not referred.
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