Ford Can’t Escape Recalls on the New Escapes

by Monty Yolles on October 5, 2012

Ford Recalls Escapes Susceptible to Engine Fires

Ford Motor Company is recalling 11,500 Escapes for problems with the engine compartment fuel line which could possibly split and leak fuel.  Fuel leaks in the engine can cause fires, so Ford is advising owners not to drive their vehicles. 

The most recent recall affects 2013 year model Ford Escape SUVs with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines built between early April and July 11, 2012.  The company estimates about 4,800 defective Escapes were manufactured and sold.

Because they advise owners not to drive them, Ford is picking up the SUVs and leaving loaner cars for customers. The company says it has three reports of fires, two at the factory and one while a customer was driving an Escape.

Ford’s problems with the 2013 Escapes are not the only problems Ford is facing.  Consumer complaints about sticking throttles on older Escapes and Mazda Tribute SUVs (also made by Ford) led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate some 730,000 Escapes and Tributes from the 2001 to 2004 model years.  The sticky throttles have been blamed for 93 accidents.  The NHTSA’s investigation is ongoing. 

At The Yolles Legal Group, we believe in seeking justice for those injured due to another person or company’s negligence.  If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a potentially defective Ford Escape or Mazda Tribute, contact the Yolles Legal Group for a free consultation.    

Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney.  Let us review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to monty@yolleslaw.com.

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