Ford Recall of Certain Model Year 2013 Escape Vehicles Equipped with 1.6L Engines

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—July 23, 2012.

Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through July 11, 2012, and equipped with a 1.6L engine. These vehicles have an engine compartment fuel line which may split, resulting in a leak.

Consequence: If this leak occurs in the presence of an ignition source, there is an increased risk of a fire and/or personal injury.

Remedy: Ford will notify and instruct owners to stop driving their vehicles and contact a Ford or Lincoln dealer to arrange pick-up of their vehicle. Customers will be provided with a rental vehicle if needed. The dealer will replace the engine compartment fuel line, free charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 20, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Notes: Ford’s Recall Number is 12S35. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to