As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire.

Engine And Engine Cooling

Summary
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through August 31, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines. The cylinder head cup plug (freeze plug) may become dislodged resulting in significant loss of engine coolant.
Actions
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. The safety recall began on September 11, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
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Date Announced
SEP 04, 2012
Vehicles Affected
6,146
Ford Recall #
12S39
NHTSA Campaign #
12V431000
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