Ford recalls 1.6-litre Ford Escape, tells owners to stop driving
(REUTERS) - Ford Motor told owners of the best-selling sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the United States (US) on Thursday to stop driving 2013 model Ford Escape with 1.6-litre engines immediately due to the risk of an engine fire.
Ford recalled about 11,500 new 2013 model Ford Escape SUVs with 1.6-litre engines, of which about 4,800 were sold to customers in the US and Canadian markets, the company said.
Most of the rest are on dealer lots.
Only Ford Escape with 1.6-litre engines sold in the US and Canadian markets are affected by the recall and fire risk, Ford said.