Ford Recalls 2013 Escapes, Tells Owners to Stop Driving Car
(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- If you bought a new Ford Escape in the past few months, you may be getting a notice from the automaker soon to stop driving your SUV.
Ford issued a recall Thursday of about 11,500 Escapes citing a problem with the vehicle's fuel line that could split and leak gasoline, creating a potential underhood fire. The recall only affects 2013 models with 1.6-liter engines.
While no injures have been reported, Ford is advising affected car owners to stop driving their vehicles and contact their local dealership immediately. The automaker says its dealers will then pick up the Escapes and provide owners with a loaner vehicle -- free of charge -- in the meantime while repairs are being made.
If all the parts are available, Ford estimates the fix will take less than an hour.
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