CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 Ford Escape has been in the news quite a bit and for all the wrong reasons. Within a few months of its release the SUV was recalled three times, twice because of engine fires.

In July 2012, due to a fuel line that could split and leak, Ford told owners to park their cars because even driving to the dealership for repairs was deemed too dangerous. Instead, in a somewhat unprecedented move, Ford sent tow trucks to pick up the affected vehicles and handed out rental cars while the owners waited for repairs.

A few months later the Escape was recalled again because antifreeze could leak out onto the engine due to a freeze plug becoming dislodged. As the coolant hit the hot engine there was, once again, a threat for fire.

The 2013 is the first model year of the Escape's 3rd generation and proves once again that you want to avoid the first model year when at all possible.

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2013 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 022014

Escape 4-cyl

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2013 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle continuous to have issues related to recall. The consumer stated the radio would shut off and would not turn back on. When it shut off, a 911 error message appeared. The speaker volume would get high and then go low. The consumer also noticed, the engine coolant level dropped below the minimum level on several occasions, which resulted in the engine light illuminating. The dealer found a leak, which was caused by the washer not sealing properly. The consumer stated prior to the recall, there were no issues with coolant loss.

- Helotes, TX, USA

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