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Ford Recalls New Escape for the 11th Time, Focus ST Also Affected


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New concerns over wiring in 2013 Escapes were announced Friday, which also affect the Ford Focus ST.

Ford Issues Two New Recalls for 2013 Escape on Fire Risks


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In 2012, the third-generation Ford Escape's first year on the market, the crossover had five separate recalls, with two of them warning owners to either stop driving or get alternative transportation.

2013 Ford Escape and Fusion Recalled Over 1.6-liter EcoBoost Engine Fire Risk


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Ford has issued a voluntary recall of 73,320 2013 Escape crossovers and 15,833 Fusion sedans powered by 1.6-liter engines sold in the U.S. and Canada due to possible overheating that can cause fluids to leak, thus causing a fire.

Although the company says that there have been no reports of injuries, Ford spokesman Said Deep told The Associated Press that the company has received reports of 12 fires in Escapes and one in a Fusion. All cases involve vehicles with the 1.6-liter engine and, according to Ford, 2013 Fusion and Escape models with other engines are not affected.

Ford Turns the SEMA Show Wick on the 2013 Escape and Explorer SUVs


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The Blue Oval always takes the SEMA Shows seriously and this year's event from October 30 to November 2 is no exception.

After telling us about the four 2013 Fusion sedans and five Focus STs it has prepared, some on its own and others in partnership with known tuners, Ford has dropped images of three SUVs, including two 2013 Escapes (sold as the Kuga in Europe) and a 2013 Explorer.

Fisker Karma Once Again Lambasted by Consumer Reports in its Latest Tests


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With over 8 million subscribers and more than 50 labs, Consumer Reports claims to be the world’s largest independent product-testing organization. As far as the automotive industry is concerned, falling short of CR’s standards could spell bad news or at least bad publicity for any new model.

In its latest issue, the publication tested the Ford Escape Titanium and SE compact SUVs and the Infiniti JX, while also conducting two comparison tests: one in the compact upmarket segment, where the Acura ILX faced the Buick Verano, and the other in the luxury sedan category with the Fisker Karma placed against the Porsche Panamera S.

2013 Ford Escape Recalled for the Third Time Since July, Again for Potential Fire Hazard


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If it seems as if Ford is constantly recalling its newly launched 2013 Escape crossover, it's because it is.

After two recall actions in July, the first affecting 8,266 models to fix carpet padding that could get in the way of braking, and the second around 11,500 models with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine over a potential fire risk, the Blue Oval has issued a third recall, again due to a fire hazard for the same engine.

Mazda to Recall 217,500 Tribute SUVs Over Sticky Accelerator


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Less than 24 hours after Ford issued a recall of close to 500,000 Escape V6 SUVs from the 2001-2004MY to repair stuck throttles, Mazda followed suite today and announced its own recall of 217,500 examples of the Tribute V6 for the same problem. The two models are mechanically related and were built together by Ford.

Ford Recalling Close to 500,000 Escape SUVs to Fix Sticking Gas Pedals After Deadly Accident


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An investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about a sticky gas pedal in the 2001-2004MY Ford Escape V6 SUVs has led the Blue Oval to issue a recall for 484,600 models of which 421,000 were sold in the U.S.

The NHTSA began looking into the matter after receiving 99 complaints from owners of both the 2001-2004MY Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVs with V6 engines, including reports of 13 crashes, 9 injuries and one fatality, a 17-year old girl who died in January this year in Arizona.

Ford Advises 2013 Escape 1.6L EcoBoost Owners to Stop Driving Their Vehicles Due to a Fire Hazard


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For the second time this week, Ford has issued a recall for its brand-new 2013 Escape.

The first action affecting 8,266 Escape crossovers built from March 8, 2012 through June 7, 2012 was to fix carpet padding that could get in the way of braking.

The second recall announced today is more serious as Ford is warning owners of the 2013 Escape with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine, built through July 11, 2012, to stop driving the SUVs and to immediately contact their dealers as there is a potential fire hazard.

Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute Probed for Sticky Throttles After Many Incidents Including Fatal Crash


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New reports of alleged sticky accelerator pedals are coming back to haunt Ford and Mazda as government safety regulators are investigating complaints from owners of the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVs with V6 engines from the 2001 to 2004 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Tuesday that the probe affects an estimated 730,000 Escape and Tribute SUVs in the United States.

2013 Ford Escape Receives its First Recall Due to Miss-Positioned Carpeting


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The new generation of the Ford Escape only just went on sale in the States this spring, but it has already received its first recall action after it was discovered that a miss-aligned carpet padding on the center console trim panel may interfere with the driver's ability to apply the brakes properly.