Potential Fuel Leak
Engine, November 25, 2013
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Our Quick Take:
A previously replaced engine compartment fuel line may develop a leak.
What Should You Do?
Ford will notify owners beginning January 23, 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Ford recall number is 13S12.
Vehicles with a 1.6L engine previously recalled for a fuel line concern (NHTSA #12V-336) are being recalled again because the fuel line replaced previously may have been installed incorrectly. A fuel leak can develop, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the suspect fuel line and replace it as necessary to correct this concern.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
November 25, 2013
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through July 11, 2012, and equipped with a 1.6L engine subject to prior safety recall NHTSA 12V-336. In some cases, the engine compartment fuel line may have been installed incorrectly when repaired under the prior recall. The misinstalled fuel line could chafe and eventually leak fuel.
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect the engine compartment fuel line, and if necessary, replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by January 23, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13S12.
This recall is in addition to NHTSA recall 12V-336. All covered vehicles, regardless of being remedied under the earlier recall, require an inspection and a remedy for this campaign. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration