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2013 Ford Escape
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.
2013 Ford Escape Engine Problems
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- Engine Stalls/Shuts Down While Driving42
- Check Engine Light18
- At Idle Or Low Rpm The Engine Bucks And Stalls16
- Engine Failure8
- Engine Fire4
- Loss Of Power While Driving4
- Unintended Acceleration4
- Fluids Leaking2
- Loud Noise From Engine2
- Vibrates When Accelerating2
- Ecoboost Engine Not Powerful Enough1
- Oil Level Has Increased1
- Poor Engine Oil Dipstick Design1
- Turbo Failure1
- NHTSA: Engine642
- NHTSA: Vehicle Speed Control54
- NHTSA: Engine And Engine Cooling16
- NHTSA: Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal1
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